The California Senate voted to send a bill to the state Assembly that requires health officials to set drinking water limits for chromium 6. If passed by the Assembly and signed by Gov. Gray Davis, the bill would require the state Department of Health Services (DHS) to set a maximum allowable limit for chromium 6 in drinking water by Jan. 1, 2004. The vote came despite the fact that the DHS already called in March for a state agency to set a goal for chromium 6 - the first such standard that would be set in the United States.