Strengthen the Lead Poisoning Control Act

Last updated: Jun 28, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Senator Nate Libby, Senate 21 - Androscoggin County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1116



UPDATE: Governor Mills has signed this bill into law.

UPDATE: This bill has been removed from the Appropriations Table


This bill:

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.