assembly Bill A5779

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of elevated blood lead levels

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Current Bill Status - Stricken

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 28, 2020 enacting clause stricken
committed to ways and means
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.222
returned to assembly
died in senate
Mar 06, 2019 referred to finance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 05, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.37
rules report cal.37
reported referred to rules
Feb 28, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 19, 2019 referred to health


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A5779 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1370, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

A5779 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to changing the definition of elevated blood lead levels from a blood lead level greater than or equal to ten micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood to five micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood.

A5779 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 19, 2019

Introduced  by  M. of A. RYAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the definition  of
  elevated blood lead levels


  Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 1370 of the public health law,  as
amended  by  chapter  485  of  the  laws  of 1992, is amended to read as
  6. "Elevated lead levels" means a blood lead  level  greater  than  or
equal  to  [ten] FIVE micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood or
such LOWER blood lead level as may  be  established  by  the  department
pursuant to rule or regulation.
  § 2. (a) Within 90 days after the date on which this act takes effect,
the department of health shall adopt all necessary regulations to define
"elevated  lead levels" to mean a blood lead level greater than or equal
to 5 micrograms per deciliter of whole blood, or such lower  blood  lead
level  as  the  department  may  establish,  to  be utilized in its lead
poisoning prevention program.   The department shall  be  authorized  to
promulgate regulations on an emergency basis to implement the provisions
of this act.
  (b)  Within 6 months after the date on which the federal department of
health and human services has published guidance  recommending  a  lower
concentration of lead in blood than the concentration established pursu-
ant  to section one of this act as the reference level for conducting an
environmental intervention, the department of  health  shall  publish  a
notice  of  proposed  rule  making to consider the incorporation of such
guidance into its regulations.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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