assembly Bill A6608A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the disclosure of lead-based paint test reports in real estate transactions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.220
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 09, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 07, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.455
rules report cal.455
reported
Jun 03, 2021 amend and recommit to rules 6608a
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 26, 2021 reported referred to codes
Mar 19, 2021 referred to judiciary

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A6608 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2142
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 16 §§520 - 524, §235-aa, amd §462, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8830

A6608 - Summary

Requires the disclosure of lead-based paint test reports in real estate transactions.

A6608 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6608
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. J. D. RIVERA -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Judiciary
 
 AN ACT to amend the real property law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
   disclosure  of  lead-based  paint  test  reports in real estate trans-
   actions
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
 declares that lead poisoning of children persists as  one  of  the  most
 prevalent  and  preventable  environmental  diseases  in New York State.
 Nearly 100,000 children were newly identified with  levels  of  lead  in
 their  blood at five micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) in New York state
 between 2011 and 2015.   Medical research indicates  that  children  can
 suffer  permanent  brain damage at blood levels even lower than 5mcg/dL,
 and that there is no level of lead ingestion  that  is  without  adverse
 impact.    The  predominant cause of lead poisoning in young children is
 the ingestion of lead particles from deteriorating or abraded lead-based
 paint from older and poorly maintained residences.   Although  New  York
 state banned the sale of lead-based paint in 1970, (l.1970, ch. 338) 74%
 of New York's housing stock was constructed prior to 1970 and lead-based
 paint  was available outside of the state until 1978. New York state has
 both the nation's greatest number (over 4 million  units),  the  highest
 percentage  (55.08%)  of  pre-1960 and pre-1950 (41.0%) housing, and the
 oldest housing inventory among the fifty states. At least ninety percent
 of lead-based paint still exists in occupied housing built before  1960.
 New  York  state's older housing stock places residents at great risk of
 exposure to lead hazards, with low-income children living in older hous-
 ing having the highest risk of lead poisoning. Knowledge  of  lead-based
 paint  hazards, their control, mitigation, abatement, and risk avoidance
 is not sufficiently widespread. In addition, while federal law  requires
 the disclosure by sellers of real property of knowledge of the existence
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A6608A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2142
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 16 §§520 - 524, §235-aa, amd §462, RP L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8830

A6608A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the disclosure of lead-based paint test reports in real estate transactions.

A6608A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6608--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. J. D. RIVERA, CONRAD, RODRIGUEZ, BENEDETTO, GOTT-
   FRIED,  DINOWITZ, SEPTIMO, SIMON, RICHARDSON, JACKSON, SILLITTI, McDO-
   NOUGH, GLICK,  FRONTUS,  FERNANDEZ,  REYES,  BRONSON,  CLARK,  HEVESI,
   SEAWRIGHT,  LUNSFORD  --  read  once  and referred to the Committee on
   Judiciary -- reported and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Codes  --
   reported  and  referred  to  the Committee on Rules -- Rules Committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the real property law,  in  relation  to  requiring  the
   disclosure  of  lead-based  paint  test  reports in real estate trans-
   actions
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
 declares that lead poisoning of children persists as  one  of  the  most
 prevalent  and  preventable  environmental  diseases  in New York State.
 Nearly 100,000 children were newly identified with  levels  of  lead  in
 their  blood at five micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) in New York state
 between 2011 and 2015.   Medical research indicates  that  children  can
 suffer  permanent  brain damage at blood levels even lower than 5mcg/dL,
 and that there is no level of lead ingestion  that  is  without  adverse
 impact.    The  predominant cause of lead poisoning in young children is
 the ingestion of lead particles from deteriorating or abraded lead-based
 paint from older and poorly maintained residences.   Although  New  York
 state banned the sale of lead-based paint in 1970, (l.1970, ch. 338) 74%
 of New York's housing stock was constructed prior to 1970 and lead-based
 paint  was available outside of the state until 1978. New York state has
 both the nation's greatest number (over 4 million  units),  the  highest
 percentage  (55.08%)  of  pre-1960 and pre-1950 (41.0%) housing, and the
 oldest housing inventory among the fifty states. At least ninety percent
 of lead-based paint still exists in occupied housing built before  1960.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.