‘ Mandate preamble. This measure requires one or more local units of government to expand or modify activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues but does not provide funding for at least 90% of those expenditures. Pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article IX, Section 21, 2/3 of all of the members elected to each House have determined it necessary to enact this measure.
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §2604-B is enacted to read:
§ 2604-B. Schools, sampling and examination of water for lead
A school that violates this subsection, rules adopted under this section or an order issued under this subsection commits a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $500 may be adjudged.
Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §6006-F, sub-§3, ¶A, as amended by PL 2011, c. 153, §1, is further amended to read:
(1) The following repair and renovation needs receive Priority 1 status:
(a) Repair or replacement of a roof on a school building;
(b) Bringing a school building into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 United States Code, Section 12101 et seq.;
(c) Improving air quality in a school building;
(d) Removing or abating hazardous materials in a school building , including, but not limited to, water lead abatement or mitigation pursuant to Title 22, section 2604-B; and
(f) Undertaking other health, safety and compliance repairs.
(2) Repairs and improvements related to a school building structure, windows and doors and water or septic systems , other than water lead abatement or mitigation pursuant to Title 22, section 2604-B, receive Priority 2 status.
(3) Repairs and improvements related to energy and water conservation receive Priority 3 status.
(4) Upgrades of learning spaces in school buildings receive Priority 4 status.
(5) The Commissioner of Education may approve other necessary repairs;
Sec. 3. Rules. The Department of Health and Human Services shall provisionally adopt rules to implement the lead testing requirements under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, section 2604-B and submit those rules to the Legislature for review no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 11, 2019. In adopting rules to implement Title 22, section 2604-B, the department shall consider the United States Environmental Protection Agency's recommendations contained in the most recent version of the document titled "3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools." ’