Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-651-R1

Redraft EHS 651

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Messrs. Cyr, O'Connor and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 75 the following section:-

“SECTION 75A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public health shall conduct an analysis of: (i) fees established under section 22 of chapter 482 of the acts of 1993, including projected revenues from the fees; (ii) a comparison of actual revenues with the amount of revenue necessary to provide all eligible children with the legally-mandated services and to conduct activities to prevent elevated blood lead levels; and (iii) a comparison of how states with comparable housing stock finance childhood lead poisoning prevention programs. The department shall file its findings with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on public health, the joint committee on revenue and the senate and house committees on ways and means not later than November 1, 2019.”