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Hawaii :: Proposed Legislation

Abstract: 

The Hawii legislature has proposed a bill (HB 838), requiring that the boards of water supply to fluoridate public water systems with 1,000 or more service connections.  See https://legiscan.com/HI/bill/HB838/2015.  

 

Last updated April 10, 2015.

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Legislation text: 
[PROPOSED TEXT] SECTION 1. Chapter 340E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows: "§340E- Fluoridation of public water systems. (a) Prior to January 1, 2017, the respective boards of water supply shall adjust the levels of fluoride in public water systems with one thousand or more service connections to the optimal fluoride level for community water fluoridation established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, as amended. (b) Prior to December 15, 2015, boards of water supply subject to this section shall submit to the department for its review and approval, implementation plans for the purchase and installation of equipment relating to this section. (c) The department shall reimburse the boards of water supply for initial capital expenses necessarily incurred to comply with this section; provided that to be eligible for reimbursement, the boards of water supply shall submit plans to the department on or before December 15, 2015. (d) The department shall provide the boards of water supply with technical assistance and training relating to community water fluoridation and the management of fluoridation systems." SECTION 2. The department of health, with the cooperation of the boards of water supply, shall submit a report, including any proposed legislation, to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2016 that sets forth a plan to implement the requirements of this Act. SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored. SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.