05RS HB479


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HB 479/LM (BR 808) - R. Meeks, A. Simpson, D. Owens

     AN ACT relating to lead-based paint and lead hazards.
     Amend KRS 211.900 by changing the date of dwelling construction and original painting to 1960 from 1945 in the definition of at-risk persons; add definitions of lead hazard, lead-safe work practices; clearance examination, risk assessment, and elevated blood lead levels; amend KRS 211.903 to require testing for an elevated blood lead level as part of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program; require the secretary for health services to establish a statewide program for testing at-risk persons and other target populations including children 6 years of age and under; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to establish methods and intervals for screening and testing procedures for notifying health care providers of methods and intervals, guidelines for reporting of tests of blood lead levels to affected persons and the cabinet, and keeping records of the incidence of elevated blood lead levels; require the cabinet to submit an annual report beginning July 1, 2006; amend KRS 211.905 to require a risk assessment to be performed by a risk assessor who presents certification; require the remediation of the hazards to be conducted using lead-safe work practices and pass an independent clearance examination; amend KRS 211.994 to make the failure to remove hazardous lead based substances within 30 days a Class A misdemeanor and increase the fine to a maximum of $100 from a minimum of $25.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 15-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 17-posted in committee
     Feb 23-posting waived

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