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File #: Int 1117-2018    Version: Name: Availability of lead hazard testing.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 9/26/2018
Enactment date: 4/14/2019 Law number: 2019/073
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the availability of lead hazard testing
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo, Karen Koslowitz, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Robert F. Holden, Mark Gjonaj , Diana Ayala , Helen K. Rosenthal, Stephen T. Levin, Carlina Rivera
Council Member Sponsors: 9
Summary: The proposed bill would require certain City agencies to provide a pamphlet or other materials describing, among other things, building owners’ responsibilities under the City’s lead laws, including their duty to remediate all lead-based paint hazards upon turnover of any dwelling unit, to parents or guardians of a child under 7 years of age, when such parents or guardians seek services from such agencies. These agencies would also be required to inform parents or guardians, when they seek services, that they can obtain, without cost or payment, an inspection of their dwelling unit for peeling paint by calling 311, and a lead testing kit for drinking water from the Department of Environmental Protection.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1117-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1117, 3. Int. No. 1117, 4. September 26, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 9/27/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/27/18, 7. Hearing Testimony 9/27/18 (Con't), 8. Hearing Transcript 9/27/18, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1117-A - 2/22/19, 10. Committee Report 3/12/19, 11. Hearing Transcript 3/12/19, 12. March 13, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-13-19, 14. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 13, 2019, 15. Int. No. 1117-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 18. Local Law 73
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
4/17/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/14/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/2/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2019*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/12/2019ALaurie A. Cumbo Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Housing and Buildings Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Environmental Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Environmental Protection Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/27/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo Committee on Housing and Buildings Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2018*Laurie A. Cumbo City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1117-A

 

By Council Members Cumbo, Koslowitz, Ampry-Samuel, Holden, Gjonaj, Ayala, Rosenthal, Levin and Rivera

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the availability of lead hazard testing

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision b of section 17-179 of chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:

b. The department shall develop a pamphlet explaining the hazards associated with lead-based paint and describing the procedures to be used in order for a violation of sections 27-2056.6 and 27-2056.7 of this code to be corrected. The pamphlet shall include appropriate telephone numbers to obtain lead poisoning screening, diagnosis and treatment information and to report unsafe lead-based paint work practices. Such pamphlet shall also describe building owners’ responsibilities under article 14 of subchapter 2 of chapter 2 of title 27, including such building owners’ responsibilities to remediate all lead-based paint hazards and underlying defects upon turnover of any dwelling unit, and such building owners’ responsibilities to annually inspect any dwelling unit where a child of applicable age resides for lead-based paint hazards. Such pamphlet shall be made available in accordance with section 27-2056.9 of this code. Such pamphlet shall also be made available to any member of the public upon request, and shall be available in any designated citywide language, as defined by section 23-1101 of this code.

§ 2. Subchapter 1 of chapter 9 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by a local law for the year 2019 amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to investigation by the department of health and mental hygiene of places in which children identified with elevated blood lead levels routinely visit and the regulation of lead-based paint hazards in facilities providing day care services as proposed in introduction number 464-b, is amended by adding a new section 17-915 to read as follows:

§ 17-915 Lead hazard inspection and testing. When the parent or guardian of a child of applicable age seeks a service from a covered agency for such child, such agency shall provide a parent or guardian of such child with a pamphlet developed by the department of health and mental hygiene pursuant to section 17-179 of this code, and inform a parent or guardian of such child that they may, without cost or payment:

a. obtain an inspection conducted by the department of housing preservation and development or its successor agency for peeling paint, a deteriorated subsurface, or an underlying defect in their multiple dwelling rental unit  by calling 311; and

b. obtain a lead testing kit for drinking water from the department of environmental protection, have a sample of their drinking water sent to a laboratory for analysis, and receive the results of such analysis within 30 days of such sample being tested. 

§ 3. This local law takes effect on the same date as a local law amending the administrative code of the city of New York, relating to investigation by the department of health and mental hygiene of places in which children identified with elevated blood lead levels routinely visit and the regulation of lead-based paint hazards in facilities providing day care services, as proposed in introduction number 464-b for the year 2018, takes effect, except that the commissioner of health and mental hygiene may take such actions as are necessary for implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

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