senate Bill S1568

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act of 2013; repealer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 09, 2013 referred to health


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S1568 - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§1370, 1373 & 1375, amd Pub Health L, generally; add §§236-a & 242-a, RP L; amd §§210 & 606, Tax L; add §99-u, St Fin L; amd §302-a, Mult Dwell L; amd §305-a, Mult Res L; add §131-y, amd §§143-b & 390-a, Soc Serv L; add §3455, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2419A
2009-2010: S1002A

S1568 - Summary

Enacts the childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act of 2013 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 (view more) provides tax credits for remediation; provides for appointment of deputy commissioner of housing and community renewal to oversee provisions; provides for educational programs relating to lead poisoning and abatement.

S1568 - Sponsor Memo

S1568 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the real property  law,  the  tax
  law,  the  state  finance law, the multiple dwelling law, the multiple
  residence law, the social services law,  and  the  insurance  law,  in
  relation to enacting the "childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe
  housing  act  of 2013"; and to repeal certain provisions of the public
  health law relating thereto


  Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "childhood
lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act of 2013".
  S 2. Legislative findings and purposes.   1.  (a)  Lead  poisoning  of
children  persists as one of the most prevalent and preventable environ-
mental diseases in New York.  At least 10,000 children were newly  iden-
tified with levels of lead in their blood at 10 micrograms per deciliter
(ug/dl)  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  ug/dl,  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 pregnancy.  Because of
this, intervention measures that wait until children have  been  exposed
have  limited  benefits,  and  the  pursuit of primary prevention, which

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


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