senate Bill S8453

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act of 2022"

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Mar 02, 2022 referred to judiciary


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S8453 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 19 §§500 - 510, RP L; add Art 32-A §§949-a - 949-b, Lab L; add §187-r, amd §606, Tax L; add §99-pp, 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; amd §§1370, 1370-a, 1371 & 1372, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:

S8453 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act of 2022"; requires the reduction and elimination of lead-based paint hazards; defines terms; provides that properties shall be maintained free of conditions conducive to lead paint poisoning.

S8453 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8453 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               March 2, 2022
 Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 AN ACT to amend the real property law, the labor law, the tax  law,  the
   state  finance  law, the multiple dwelling law, the multiple residence
   law, the social services law and the public health law, in relation to
   enacting the "childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act
   of 2022"
   Section  1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "childhood
 lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act of 2022".
   § 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. Nearly 100,000 children were newly identified with
 levels of lead in their blood at or above  5  micrograms  per  deciliter
 (ug/dL)  in  New  York state between 2011 and 2015. 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 or inhalation 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 of children
 to think, concentrate, and learn.
   (b) Medical research indicates that  children  can  suffer  permanent,
 irreparable  damage  at  blood  levels  even lower than 5ug/dL, and that
 there is no level of lead  ingestion  or  inhalation  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 been exposed have limited benefits,  and  the  pursuit  of  primary
 prevention,  which  means  eliminating  lead hazards before children are
 exposed, has been recommended by the federal centers for disease control
 and prevention (CDC) and promoted by leading experts in the field  as  a
 critical course of action to protect the health of young children.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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