senate Bill S7406

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Enacts the childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee

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May 23, 2023 referred to health


S7406 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§1370, 1373 & 1375, amd Pub Health L, generally; add §§236-a & 242-a, RP L; amd §§210-B & 606, Tax L; add §99-rr, 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; add §3441, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1002
2011-2012: S2419
2013-2014: S1568
2015-2016: S2412
2017-2018: S5032, S5457
2019-2020: S5107
2021-2022: S5637

S7406 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act to make enforcement of lead hazard control standards in the state of New York more certain and more effective; creates a loan fund to assist owners in complying with lead-safe requirements; provides for inspections and certification of inspectors and remediators; requires registration of affected properties (view more) provides tax credits for remediation; provides for appointment of deputy commissioner of housing and community renewal to oversee provisions; provides for educational programs relating to lead poisoning and abatement.

S7406 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7406 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               May 23, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO -- 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 real property law, the tax
   law, the state finance law, the multiple dwelling  law,  the  multiple
   residence  law,  the  social  services  law  and the insurance law, in
   relation to enacting the "childhood lead poisoning prevention and safe
   housing act"; and to repeal certain provisions of  the  public  health
   law relating thereto
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "childhood
 lead poisoning prevention and safe housing act".
   §  2.  Legislative  findings  and purposes.   1. (a) Lead poisoning of
 children persists as one of the most prevalent and preventable  environ-
 mental  diseases in New York.  At least 10,000 children were newly iden-
 tified with levels of lead in their blood at 10 micrograms per deciliter
 (ug/dl) in New York state in 2001. 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  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 to think, concentrate, and learn.
   (b) Medical research indicates that  children  can  suffer  permanent,
 irreparable  damage  at  blood levels even lower than 10 ug/dl, and that
 there is no level of lead ingestion which  is  without  adverse  impact.
 Medical  research also indicates that fetal injuries from lead paint can
 occur if women have elevated blood levels during pregnancy.  Because  of
 this,  intervention  measures that wait until children have been exposed
 have limited benefits, and the  pursuit  of  primary  prevention,  which
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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