ASSEMBLY, No. 938

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2010 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblywoman  CARIDAD RODRIGUEZ

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblyman  RUBEN J. RAMOS, JR.

District 33 (Hudson)

Assemblywoman  ELEASE EVANS

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblymen Moriarty, Chivukula and Schaer

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires retailers to post warnings of lead poisoning from improper paint removal.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee with technical review.

  


An Act requiring certain retailers to post warnings of lead poisoning and supplementing P.L.1985, c.84 (C.26:2-130 et seq.).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a. Any retailer that offers paint or other supplies intended for the removal of paint shall display, in a prominent and easily visible location, a poster as provided in subsection b. of this section, which contains, at a minimum, the following:

     (1)   a statement that dry sanding and dry scraping of paint in dwellings built before 1978 is dangerous;

     (2)   a statement that the improper removal of old paint is a significant source of lead dust and the primary cause of lead poisoning; and

     (3)   contact information where consumers can obtain more information.

     b.    The Department of Health and Senior Services shall provide sample poster forms for use by retailers.  The department shall make these posters available via download from the department's Internet website.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect on the first day of the fourth month following enactment.