Strengthen the Lead Poisoning Control Act
|Sponsor:||Senator Nate Libby, Senate 21 - Androscoggin County|
|Bill #:||LD 1116|
1. Changes the year for the State's goal to eradicate childhood lead poisoning from 2010 to 2030 and requires that a report on progress toward meeting that goal be submitted to the Legislature by January 1, 2025;
2. Requires that all Maine children be tested for unsafe exposure to lead at one year of age and 2 years of age;
3. Increases the lead poisoning prevention fee from 25¢ to 50¢ per gallon of paint and allows up to 50% of the fee to be used for mandated dwelling inspections and mandated orders to remove lead hazards; and
4. Makes permanent 5 Environmental Specialist III positions created in 2015 and necessary to the operation of the lead poisoning risk assessment and blood lead level testing program.