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2014 House Bill 5317: Restrict residential water “cross connection” inspections
Introduced by Rep. Michael McCready (R) on February 11, 2014
To restrict state or local regulators from imposing a requirement that a “testable backflow preventer” on a residential lawn sprinkler system be inspected more than once every three years after initial installation, with certain specified inspections. This refers to a state regulation intended to prevent cross-contamination of municipal water supply systems.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on February 11, 2014
Reported in the House on May 14, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on May 21, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 21, 2014
Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on May 27, 2014
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 18, 2014
To prohibit requiring lawn sprinkler system inspections more than once every five years rather than once every 10 years in the House-passed bill.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 18, 2014
Received in the House on December 18, 2014
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.

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