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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2661         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2068

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jeffrey Sánchez

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to lead abatement.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jeffrey Sánchez

15th Suffolk

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2661        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2068

By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2068) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to the impact of lead exposure on children.  Public Health. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to lead abatement.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.              Section 191 of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence in the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following:-
The term “lead poisoning” shall be defined as a disease present in a child when the child has a concentration of lead in whole venous blood of 10 micrograms per deciliter. The director shall by regulation with the advice of the advisory committee and in accordance with sound medical practice define the term “previously reported”.

SECTION 2. Subsection (a) of section 197C of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as  appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended further by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “in excess of the level considered dangerous to the child’s immediate health as determined by the department” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-
commensurate with lead poisoning as defined by this chapter

SECTION 3. Subsection (b) of section 197C of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended further by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “in excess of the level considered dangerous to the child’s immediate health as determined by the department” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-
commensurate with lead poisoning as defined by this chapter

SECTION 4. Subsection (a) of section 199 of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended further by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “at which the department defines lead poisoning” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-
for lead poisoning, which is defined in section 191 of chapter 111.

SECTION 5. Subsection (e) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as  appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in the first sentence, the words “one thousand five hundred dollars” and inserting in place thereof the following words: - three thousand dollars

SECTION 6. Subsection (e) of section 6 of said chapter 62 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in the second sentence, the words “five hundred dollars” and inserting in place thereof the following words: - one thousand dollars

SECTION 7. Section 5 of chapter 151B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in clause (a) of the last paragraph, the dollar amount “$10,000” and inserting in place thereof the following dollar amount: - $20,000

SECTION 8. Section 5 of said chapter 151B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in clause (b) of the last paragraph, the dollar amount “$25,000” and inserting in place thereof the following dollar amount: - $35,000
SECTION 9. Section 5 of said chapter 151B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in clause (c) of the last paragraph, the dollar amount “$50,000” and inserting in place thereof the following dollar amount: - $60,000



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