LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) issued the following statement on HB 5120, a bill to expedite public notification when lead action levels are exceeded, which was signed into law this morning:
“Flint residents unknowingly drank lead-contaminated water for months before authorities acknowledged it was tainted. Now, with HB 5120 enacted, authorities will be required to alert the public within 3 days of detecting actionable lead levels.
“This legislation is a part of a broader legislative agenda that includes a number of measures I have introduced. My bills to lower the lead action level, create a Water Resources Commission to oversee department policies, establish a fund for drinking water system improvements and make Flint an eligible promise zone for students all need to be acted on with urgency.”
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