senate Bill S2353

2023-2024 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Jan 20, 2023 referred to judiciary

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S2353 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 16 §§520 - 524, §235-aa, amd §462, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S8830
2021-2022: S2142

S2353 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S2353 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2353 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2353
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAVANAGH, BAILEY, BRESLIN, BROUK, CLEARE, COONEY,
   HOYLMAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, MANNION, MAY,  MYRIE,  PARKER,  RIVERA,  RYAN,
   SALAZAR,  SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, and when printed to be committed 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02406-01-3

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