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New York State Legislative Proposals on Lead Paint and Lead - 2001-2002 Session

Bill Number
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Prime Sponsor;
Date Introduced

Summary

A244

Grannis
Jan 3, 2001

"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; provide warning signs at parks identified as potential hazards; provides for grants to localities to clean up Pb contaminated parks; directs DEC to establish procedures and regulations for remediation; requires final report on reduction efforts after one year.

A450

Brodsky
January 3, 2001

"Plumbing System Lead Ban and Notification Act" - prohibits the sale of certain leaded materials used in plumbing systems; provides public notice of potential Pb contamination of drinking water consumed by users of public & private water systems; prohibits any person from using pipes, pipe fittings, solder or flux that is not Pb free in construction, modification or repair of plumbing systems

A631 / S2194

Lentol / Maltese

January 3, 2001 / February 5, 2001

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.

A1182

Dinowitz
January 10, 2001

Amends Public Health Law §1373, to require the Health Commissioner to take action when areas of Pb 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

A1783

Kaufman
January 16, 2001

Requires each multiple dwelling owner liability insurance policy to include, at the request of the insured, coverage against hazards from Pb paint in a minimum amount of one hundred thousand dollars per incident and requires such policies to cover, at the request of the insured, each dwelling unit in the multiple dwelling.

A2669

Englebright
January 25, 2001

Directs DEC to institute a Pb fishing sinker education program; authorizes regulations on Pb fishing sinkers if the education program fails.

A2768

Clark
January 25, 2001

Increases penalty for failure to comply with a notice and demand for discontinuance of a paint condition conducive to Pb poisoning from $2,500 to $5000

A2950

Wertz
January 29, 2001

Changes the penalty for a violation of provisions requiring that the Pb content of solder be conspicuously noted on the package thereof from that of a civil penalty not to exceed $500 to that of a class B misdemeanor.

A3400

Boyland
February 1, 2001

.Directs DEC commissioner, in consultation with Health Commissioner, to study the impact of Pb based paint and Pb pipes in buildings and the feasibility of removal and retrofitting such paint and pipes; appropriates $500,000 therefor.

A6323 / S3955

Lopez /Volker
March 6, 2001 /
March 27, 2001

Provides for establishment of a state program for training and certification in connection with Pb-based paint activities by the Health Commissioner; such program must be authorized by the US EPA.

A6561 / S4477

Eve / Volker
March 6, 2001 /April 16, 2001

Establishes a certification program to reduce the health risks of residential Pb-based paint hazards; provides for the discontinuance of Pb poisoning conditions; provides for training and education in Pb 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.

A6586 / S3285

Canestrari/Breslin
March 6, 2001

Exempts local governments from liability for negligence in the implementation of the Pb poisoning prevention program.

A6592 / S3311

Eve / Volker
March 6, 2001

Provides that policies insuring against liability for injury shall not exclude or otherwise limit policy coverage for claims relating to exposure to or inhalation or ingestion of Pb-based paint or residue.

A6651 / S481

Klien / Alesi
March 6, 2001 / January 3, 2001

Prohibits sale of candles containing Pb-core wicks and prohibits use of Pb-core wicks in the making of candles; includes attorney-general enforcement powers and civil penalty.

A7677 /

S6505

McEneny / Balboni
March 27, 2001

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.

A8683 / S4786

Englebright / Marcellino

April 17, 2001

Prohibits the sale of lead fishing sinkers weighing one-half ounce or less (became law 5/7/02)    

A11663

John

June 12, 2002

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 department of

 health to mandamus; directs the department of health 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.

A11664

John

June 12, 2002

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.

A11665

John

June 12, 2002

Directs the department of health 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 New York state healthy homes demonstration program; provides that the purpose shall be to abate Pb poisoning hazards; provides for reports and recommendations.

A11666

John

June 12, 2002

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.

S481
(see A6651 above)

 

S2194
(see A631 above)

 

S3032

Markowitz
March 1, 2001

Imposes a $100 surcharge on any building code violation relating to Pb paint; creates a Pb paint education fund as a depository for monies received as a result of such surcharge; creates a Pb paint education program within DoH funded by monies deposited in such fund.

S3285 (see A6586 above)

 

S3311 (see A6592

 

S3955
(see A6323 above)

 

S4477 (see A6561 above)

 

S4491

Dollinger
April 16, 2001

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 health commissioner has certified to such commissioner that such housing is free of any condition conducive to Pb poisoning.

S4492

Dollinger
April 16, 2001

Would require the Health Department, in its profile data of licensed physicians, to collect data on the percentage of patients screened for Pb poisoning

S4493

Dollinger
April 16, 2001

Would amend Pub Health Law § 1373 to make certain voluntary and permissive words mandatory with respect to abatement of Pb paint poisoning conditions when an area declared high risk.

S4494

Dollinger
April 16, 2001

Provides that any manufacturer of Pb-based paint or a manufacturer of any Pb constituent of a Pb-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

S4495

Dollinger
April 16, 2001

Appropriates $50,000,000 to the department of health to be distributed as grants in aid to persons in need of Pb paint abatement.

S4753

Dollinger
April 17, 2001

Provides that a physician who willfully fails to screen Pb exposure levels in pregnant women and children shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor and shall be civilly liable for damages proximately caused by such failure.

S4786 See A8683 above

 

S6505

See A7677  above

 

S6919

Dollinger

April 11, 2002

 

Creates a duty of a landlord relating to Pb-based paint liability; includes  in such duty to test for or abate Pb-based paint hazards when the landlord:  retained a right of entry to the premises and assumed a duty to make repairs;   knew that the apartment was constructed at a time before Pb-based interior  paint was banned; was aware that paint was peeling on the premises; knew of the hazards of such paint to young children; and knew that a young child resides in

 such apartment.

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