House Passes Bill Aiming To Establish Local Control Over Fluoride Levels In Water
LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at providing local control over fluoride levels in water systems, according to legislative records.
The bill passed on Thursday (Feb. 19) with a vote of 60 to 34.
Rep. Jack Ladyman, R-Jonesboro, filed the bill on Tuesday (Feb. 10).
If it passes the Senate and becomes law, it will allow whoever owns or controls a water system to determine if any adjustments will be made to the fluoride levels in that water system, the bill states.
The bill also states that the adjusted fluoride level in the water “shall not exceed the maximum fluoride content established by the Department of Health.”