Category: Economy, Budget and Taxes, Education, Health Care
SB 247 (2017)
House/Senate Bill: Senate
Description: Makes various changes to the laws regarding lead. In particular, this bill: - Establishes universal blood testing for lead in children ages one and two (a parent or guardian may refuse the test) - Lowers the legal limit for blood lead levels in children that triggers state action - Requires landlord to install/maintain faucet filtration systems if a child has a blood lead level over the legal limit - Requires schools and licensed child care facilities to regularly test water for lead, and implement a remediation plan if there are high levels of lead - Adds failure to comply with lead regulations to the list of reasons by a daycare can have its license suspended, revoked, or denied - Requires insurers to cover blood lead testing - Appropriates $6 million to help landlords pay for the costs of lead remediation The House amended the bill to change the $6 million grant program into a loan program. The House amendment also requires that pre-1978 building previously used for non-residential purposes be certified "lead safe" before being used as residential rental units or as daycare facilities.
Bill Sponsor: Dan Feltes
Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information
Next Hearing Date: Tue, 11/07/2017
Next Voting Date: Thu, 01/18/2018