senate Bill S499B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes Dakota's law relating to elevated lead levels in children

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 21, 2019 reported and committed to finance
May 10, 2019 print number 499b
May 10, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to health
Mar 13, 2019 print number 499a
Mar 13, 2019 amend and recommit to health
Jan 09, 2019 referred to health

Votes

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May 21, 2019 - Health committee Vote

S499B
12
0
committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S499 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7687
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1370-a & 1373, add §1370-f, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §14, Pub Hous L; amd §383, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9131

S499 - Summary

Relates to elevated lead levels in children, and requires insurance companies to cover testing for elevated lead levels.

S499 - Sponsor Memo

S499 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   499

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, SEPULVEDA -- 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 insurance law, the social
  services law and the public housing law, in relation to elevated  lead
  levels in children

  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 "Dakota's Law".
  § 2. 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
follows:
  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.
  §  3. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 1370-a of the
public health law, paragraph (c) as amended by section 4 of  part  A  of
chapter  58  of  the laws of 2009, and paragraph (d) as added by chapter
485 of the laws of 1992, are amended and three new paragraphs  (e),  (f)
and (g) are added to read as follows:
  (c) establish a statewide registry of lead levels of children provided
such information is maintained as confidential except for (i) disclosure
for  medical  treatment  purposes;  (ii)  disclosure  of non-identifying
epidemiological data; and (iii)  disclosure  of  information  from  such
registry to the statewide immunization information system established by
section twenty-one hundred sixty-eight of this chapter; [and]
  (d)  develop  and  implement  public  education and community outreach
programs on lead exposure, detection and risk reduction[.];
  (E) ESTABLISH A PROCESS THAT ALLOWS PHYSICIANS TO RECORD WHEN A  CHILD
UNDER  SUCH  PHYSICIAN'S  CARE  HAS  COMPLETED  A  LEAD SCREENING AND/OR

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Co-Sponsors

S499A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7687
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1370-a & 1373, add §1370-f, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §14, Pub Hous L; amd §383, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9131

S499A - Summary

Relates to elevated lead levels in children, and requires insurance companies to cover testing for elevated lead levels.

S499A - Sponsor Memo

S499A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 499--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA,  MAY, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the  insurance  law,  the  social
  services  law and the public housing law, in relation to elevated lead
  levels in children

  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 "Dakota's Law".
  §  2.  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
follows:
  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.
  § 3. The public health law is amended by adding a new  section  1370-f
to read as follows:
  §  1370-F.  FEDERAL  GUIDANCE  CHANGE INCORPORATION. WITHIN SIX 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 BY SUBDIVISION  SIX  OF
SECTION  THIRTEEN  HUNDRED  SEVENTY OF THIS TITLE AS THE REFERENCE LEVEL
FOR CONDUCTING  AN  ENVIRONMENTAL  INTERVENTION,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL
PUBLISH A NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING INCORPORATING SUCH GUIDANCE INTO
ITS REGULATIONS.
  §  4. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 1370-a of the
public health law, paragraph (c) as amended by section 4 of  part  A  of
chapter  58  of  the laws of 2009, and paragraph (d) as added by chapter

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Co-Sponsors

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S499B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7687
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1370-a & 1373, add §1370-f, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §14, Pub Hous L; amd §383, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9131

S499B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to elevated lead levels in children, and requires insurance companies to cover testing for elevated lead levels.

S499B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S499B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 499--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA, KENNEDY, MAY, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Health  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the  insurance  law,  the  social
  services  law,  the  public  housing  law  and  the  executive law, in
  relation to elevated lead levels in children

  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 "Dakota's Law".
  §  2.  The public health law is amended by adding a new section 1370-f
to read as follows:
  § 1370-F. LEAD  SAFE  RESIDENTIAL  RENTAL  PROPERTIES.  1.    FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  (A)  "RESIDENTIAL  RENTAL  PROPERTY"  SHALL  MEAN  A DWELLING WHICH IS
EITHER RENTED, LEASED, LET OR HIRED OUT, TO BE OCCUPIED, OR IS  OCCUPIED
AS  THE  HOME,  RESIDENCE OR SLEEPING PLACE OF ONE OR MORE PERSONS OTHER
THAN THE OWNER'S FAMILY. RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY SHALL  NOT  INCLUDE
SHORT  TERM  RENTAL PROPERTIES DURING WHICH GUESTS DO NOT STAY IN EXCESS
OF TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS; AND
  (B) "LEAD SAFE" SHALL MEAN ANY RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY  THAT:  (I)
HAS  BEEN  DETERMINED THROUGH A LEAD-BASED PAINT INSPECTION CONDUCTED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH APPROPRIATE FEDERAL REGULATIONS  NOT  TO  CONTAIN  LEAD-
BASED  PAINT;  OR  (II)  MEETS  THE MINIMUM STANDARDS SET FORTH IN REGU-
LATIONS PROMULGATED BY THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS  ESTABLISH-
ING  MINIMUM  STANDARDS  FOR  THE  MAINTENANCE  OF LEAD SAFE RESIDENTIAL
RENTAL PROPERTIES. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL INCLUDE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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