senate Bill S566

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the childhood lead poisoning primary prevention and safe housing act

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S566 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A728
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1370, 1370-a & 1370-c, add §§1377 - 1379, Pub Health L; amd §§606 & 210, Tax L; add §99-t, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1196, A2797

S566 - Summary

Enacts the childhood lead poisoning primary prevention and safe housing act; establishes the childhood lead poisoning primary prevention and safe housing fund; authorizes a corporate tax credit for lead hazard reduction activities.

S566 - Sponsor Memo

S566 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   566

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  establishing  the
  childhood  lead  poisoning primary prevention and safe housing act; to
  amend the state finance law, in relation to establishing the childhood
  lead poisoning primary prevention and safe housing fund; to amend  the
  tax law, in relation to authorizing a credit for lead hazard reduction
  activities;  and  providing  for the repeal of certain provisions upon
  expiration thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "childhood
lead poisoning primary prevention and safe housing act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and purposes. 1. (a) Lead poisoning of chil-
dren persists as one of the most prevalent and preventable environmental
diseases in New York. At least 10,000  children  were  newly  identified
with levels of lead in their blood at 10 micrograms per deciliter in New
York  state  in  2001.  Moreover,  only  about one-third of children are
receiving the lead screenings that are required by  law  and  therefore,
the  actual  number  of  children  affected  by the ingestion of lead is
undoubtedly significantly greater than reported. Prevention is the  only
effective way to protect children from irreversible damage.  Unless lead
poisoning  is  prevented,  elevated  blood  lead  levels  will result in
impairment of the ability to think, concentrate, and learn.
  (b) Medical research indicates that  children  can  suffer  permanent,
irreparable  damage  at  blood  levels even lower than 10 micrograms per
deciliter, and that there is no level of lead ingestion which is without
adverse impact. Medical research also indicates that fetal injuries from
lead paint can occur if women have elevated blood levels during pregnan-
cy. Because of this, intervention measures that wait until children have

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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