Comments: IN HB1587 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Dwelling unit lead hazards and student testing. Provides that, beginning with children who enroll in school for the school year beginning in 2020, the governing body of a school corporation shall require every child under six years of age who enrolls in a school operated by the school corporation to have a blood lead test. Defines "dwelling unit lead hazard" as: (1) the presence of lead-based paint on a wall of a dwelling unit; (2) the presence of lead-contaminated soil outside a dwelling unit; or (3) the presence of lead in the drinking water system of a dwelling unit. Prohibits renting a dwelling unit to a tenant family that includes a child not more than six years of age if the dwelling unit is subject to a dwelling unit lead hazard. Provides that a landlord who knowingly or intentionally: (1) violates the prohibition; (2) represents to a tenant family that the tenant family may waive the prohibition; (3) misrepresents the age of a member of a tenant family to conceal a violation of the prohibition; or (4) induces a member of a tenant family to misrepresent the age of another member of the tenant family to conceal a violation of the prohibition; commits a Class C misdemeanor.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-22 - First reading: referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs [HB1587 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

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