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NYCCELP

Pending New York State Legislative Proposals on Lead Paint and Lead (last updated 9/15/04
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Bill Number
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Prime Sponsor;
Date Introduced

Summary

A16

John
January 8, 2003

Directs the department of health to apply to the federal government for waivers and approvals to use medicaid funds for a lead poisoning intervention demonstration program to be known as the New York state healthy homes demonstration program; provides that the purpose shall be to abate lead poisoning hazards; provides for reports and recommendations.

A17

John
January 8, 2003

Establishes a certification program to reduce the health risks of residential lead-based paint hazards; provides for the discontinuance of lead poisoning conditions; provides for training and education in lead based paint activities; provides for certification of contractors, recordkeeping, information outreach, and monitoring children`s blood levels; establishes maintenance standards for painted surfaces; provides for the promulgation of rules and regulations.

A229 /

S946

Lentol / Maltese

January 8 / January 24, 2003

Creates new crime of endangering the welfare of a child during the Pb abatement process, a class A misdemeanor; provides that one engaged in the performance of Pb abatement who causes an increase in the level of Pb in blood of a child less than 10 years old as a direct result of said process, or who causes a child less than 10 years old to seek medical treatment or to require hospitalization for Pb poisoning during or subsequent to the Pb abatement process, or fails to fully inform or misinforms the parent, guardian, etc. of a child less than 10 years old of the dangers of exposure and the need for relocation during the process, shall be guilty of endangering the welfare of a child during the Pb abatement process.
A734 Grannis

January 8, 2003

Enacts the lead-free parks act; directs DEC to do a study of certain state parks which are adjacent to heavily travelled streets and highways to identify the level of Pb contamination at such parks; provides for posting warning signs at parks identified as potential hazards; provides for grants to localities to clean up lead contaminated parks; directs DEC to establish procedures and regulations for remediation; requires final report on reduction efforts after 1 year.
A1341 John

January 21, 2003

Increases requirements for screening of children for Pb upon enrollment in  public school and upon referral to the committee on special education; provides for increased recordkeeping; requires reports to the department of education  concerning children in special education; expands the scope of provisions for control of Pb poisoning; provides for comprehensive environmental Pb  inspections, screening of children up to seven and in private and public  schools; also provides for screening of pregnant women; provides for increased  diagnostic evaluations and treatment; provides for recovery of abatement  expenses from dwelling owners; limits certain actions against the DoH to mandamus; directs the DoH to apply to the federal  government for waivers and approvals to use medicaid funds for a Pb poisoning intervention demonstration program to be known as the NY state healthy  homes demonstration program; the purpose shall be to abate Pb poisoning  hazards; provides for reports and recommendations.
A1473 John

January 21, 2003

Expands the scope of provisions for the control of Pb poisoning: provides for  comprehensive environmental lead inspections, screening of children up to seven and in private and public schools; also provides for screening of pregnant  women; provides for increased diagnostic evaluations and treatment; provides for recovery of abatement expenses from dwelling owners; limits certain actions against the department of health to mandamus.
A1644 John

January 22, 2003

Increases requirements for screening of children for Pb screening upon enrollment in  public school and upon referral to the committee on special education; provides for increased recordkeeping; requires reports to the department of education  concerning children in special education.
A1898 McEneny

January 23, 2003

Provides for bi-annual school lead-copper tap water testing; requires the publishing of reports of contamination and abatement of such contamination; requires school districts to provide potable water to school children attending affected schools.
A2613 Kaufman

January 29, 2003

Provides for reduced premiums for coverage for liability for exposure to lead-based paint when such paint has been removed or there has been a temporary reduction of exposure in accordance with federal standards.
A3200 Klein

February 4, 2003

Prohibits the sale within the state of candles containing lead-core wicks and prohibits the use of lead-core wicks in the making of candles within the state; includes attorney-general enforcement powers and civil penalty of not more than $500 for each violation.
A3291 Dinowitz

February 5, 2003

Requires the commissioner of health to take action when areas of lead poisoning are designated; the commissioner of health is also required to provide written notice instructing such condition be discontinued within a specified period of time.
A4241 Clark

February 12, 2003

Increases the penalty for the failure to comply with a notice and demand for the discontinuance of a paint condition conducive to lead poisoning from $2,500 to $5,000.
A5434 Lopez

February 27, 2003

Authorizes the commissioner of the department of health to submit to the EPA a state program for accreditation of Pb paint activities training programs and certification of persons to perform Pb paint activities; the program would make it illegal for any person to engage in Pb paint activities unless all such persons have a valid approved Pb paint activities training program certificate or its equivalent.
A9797
Green
Feb. 18, 2004
Enacts the lead-safe housing act to make enforcement of lead hazard control standards in the state of New York more certain and more effective; creates a loan fund to assist owners in complying with lead-safe requirements; provides for inspections and certification of inspectors and remediators; requires registration of affected properties; provides tax credits for remediation; provides for appointment of deputy commission of housing and community renewal to oversee provisions; provides for educational programs relating to lead  poisoning and abatement.
A11750
Gantt

July 7, 2004

Enacts lead-safe housing act to make enforcement of lead hazard control standards in New York more certain and more effective; creates a loan fund to assist owners in complying with lead-safe requirements; provides for inspections and certification of inspectors and remediators; requires registration of affected properties; provides tax credits for remediation; provides for appointment of deputy commission of housing and community renewal to oversee provisions; provides for educational programs relating to lead poisoning and abatement.

S2000 Breslin

February 18, 2003

Exempts local governments from liability for negligence in the implementation of Pb poisoning prevention program.
S4645
Lachman
April 14, 2003
                                                     
Relates to the abatement of lead paint poisoning conditions; makes voluntary
and permissive words mandatory; makes technical corrections.
S4656
Lachman
April 14, 2003

Provides that the commissioner of temporary disability and assistance shall not expend any 
funding for any housing, shelter, homeless shelter, home relief or other
residential program allowed in the social services law unless the commissioner
of health has certified to such commissioner that such housing is free of any
condition conducive to lead poisoning.
S4664
Lachman
April 14, 2003
Permits use of market share liability for a manufacturer of lead-based  
paint or a manufacturer of any lead constituent of a lead-based paint in civil
actions brought against certain producers or manufacturers; provides for a six
year statute of limitations.
S4669
Lachman
April 14, 2003
Relates to the percentage of patients screened for lead exposure; adds to the  
required list of information included in the profile the percentage of children
seen by the doctor who have been screened for lead-based paint poisoning.
S4670
Lachman
April 14, 2003
Rrovides that any manufacturer of lead-based paint or a manufacturer of any lead        
constituent of a lead-based paint shall be held strictly liable in tort,
without regard to fault or proof of defect, for all direct and consequential
damages to any person damaged in person, property or means of support.

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