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WASHINGTON – Codes for Public Pools


Issue:  HB 1449 – WATER PARKS


Affects:  Those who build public pools/water recreation facilities.


Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org


Bill Summary:  This measure provides an exclusion for inflatable equipment operated at a temporary event from requirements of chapter 70.90 RCW (water recreation facilities). Furthermore, this measure requires the State Board of Health, when adopting rules regarding the operation or design of a recreational water contact facility, to review and consider the most recent version of the United States centers for disease control and prevention's Model Aquatic Health Code. 


Status: Unanimously passed Senate on April 5. Sent to Governor on April 17; he signed it into law on April 21; effective date July 23, 2017.


Final legislation: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/House Passed Legislature/1449.PL.pdf