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Georgia :: Proposed Legislation


The Georgia house has proposed legilsation (House Bill 129) to allow local communities and townships to determine water fluoridation levels.  As of March 9, 2015, the House has not taken action since January 29, 2015 on this issue.


(Last Updated Mar. 9, 2015)

Legislation text: 
SECTION 1. Code Section 12-5-175 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to fluoridation of public water systems, state funds for cost of fluoridation equipment, chemicals, and materials, and tax deduction for fluoride-removing devices, is amended by revising subsection (a) as follows: "(a) The Board of Natural Resources shall have the power to require, by regulation, fluoridation of potable public water supplies in incorporated communities lying wholly within this state, provided that in no case should such fluoridation be required at a level greater than one part per million parts of water; provided, further, that any municipality or county and its water system can remove themselves from or include themselves under the terms of this part by referendum called by petition of 10 percent of the registered voters in such political subdivision who voted in the last general election resolution of the governing authority of such municipality or county. This applies to a referendum for or against fluoridation." SECTION 2. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.