Bill Text: NY S06472 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to changing the definition of elevated blood lead levels from a blood lead level greater than or equal to ten micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood to five micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-13)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-05-31 - REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE [S06472 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S06472-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6472
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      May 24, 2017
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, JACOBS -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the definition  of
          elevated blood lead levels
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 1370 of the public health law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  485  of  the  laws  of 1992, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    6. "Elevated lead levels" means a blood lead  level  greater  than  or
     5  equal  to  [ten] five micrograms of lead per deciliter of whole blood or
     6  such lower blood lead level as may  be  established  by  the  department
     7  pursuant to rule or regulation.
     8    § 2. (a) Within 90 days after the date on which this act takes effect,
     9  the department of health shall adopt all necessary regulations to define
    10  "elevated  lead levels" to mean a blood lead level greater than or equal
    11  to 5 micrograms per deciliter of whole blood, or such lower  blood  lead
    12  level  as  the  department  may  establish,  to  be utilized in its lead
    13  poisoning prevention program.   The department shall  be  authorized  to
    14  promulgate regulations on an emergency basis to implement the provisions
    15  of this act.
    16    (b)  Within 6 months after the date on which the federal department of
    17  health and human services has published guidance  recommending  a  lower
    18  concentration of lead in blood than the concentration established pursu-
    19  ant  to section one of this act as the reference level for conducting an
    20  environmental intervention, the department of  health  shall  publish  a
    21  notice  of  proposed  rule  making to consider the incorporation of such
    22  guidance into its regulations.
    23    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10663-01-7
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