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 Bill Status of HB0291  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  WATER QUALITY ASSURANCE

House Sponsors
Rep. Natalie A. Manley

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 500/1-10
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Water Quality Assurance Act. Provides that new and existing health care facilities and buildings containing health care facilities shall develop and implement water management programs with specified elements to control the growth and spread of opportunistic pathogens. Requires specified persons to develop and implement a routine culture sampling plan for all building water systems. Requires health care facilities to perform remediation of identified opportunistic pathogens. Provides that the Department of Public Health or agent health departments may enter at reasonable times upon private or public property for the purpose of inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of the Act. Requires health care facilities to register with the Department all building water systems within 120 days of the Act's effective date and to provide specified information. Contains other provisions. Establishes the Water Quality Assurance Fund as a special fund in the State treasury and makes a conforming change in the State Finance Act. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall implement, administer, and enforce the Act and may adopt rules it deems necessary to do so. Amends the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that the Code shall not apply to procurement expenditures necessary for the Department to respond to an infectious disease outbreak response or to procurement expenditures that are necessary for a State agency's facility to implement critical recommendations provided by the Department in response to an infectious disease outbreak. Effective January 1, 2022.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/26/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  1/29/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/29/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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