California lawmakers have struck down AB 1726, a public health bill which would have required that public swimming pools be operated by a qualified (certified) pool operator.

According to Tracynda Davis, director of environmental health programs, National Swimming Pool Foundation, it would have brought California in line with 24 other states and the Centers for Disease Control recommendations as stated in the Model Aquatic Health Code Operator Training Module.

Assemblymember Michael Allen (D) authored the bill, which was stalled in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.