SALT LAKE CITY — Davis County-driven legislation forcing suppliers to provide documentation of the products used to fluoridate county water systems is headed to the governor’s desk.
The Senate voted 23-2 on Thursday to approve HB 72, sponsored by Rep. Roger Barrus, R-Centerville.
Dubbed the Safe Water Disclosure Act, the legislation was run at the request of Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings after he was unable to get all of the documentation from a chemical supplier to provide a paper trail showing it meets federal guidelines.
Middlemen in the delivery process claim they meet the guidelines but have not provided that documentation, Barrus said.
Even though it was not labeled as a fluoride bill, not everyone was convinced.
“I see this as a way of shutting down a fluoridation system by lawsuit. I may be wrong, but having dealt with anti-fluoridation people for 40 years, they leave no track unturned,” said Sen. Peter Knudson, R-Brigham City.