Senator LORETTA WEINBERG
District 37 (Bergen)
Requires retailers to post warnings of lead poisoning from improper paint removal.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
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 in hard copy and via download from the department's Internet website.
2. This act shall take effect on the 90th day after enactment.
This bill requires retailers who sell paint or other supplies intended for the removal of paint to display posters warning of lead poisoning that could result from the improper removal of paint. At a minimum, the signs shall warn that dry sanding or scraping of paint from dwellings built before 1978 is dangerous, warn that improper removal of old pain is a significant source of lead dust and the primary cause of lead poisoning, and provide contact information where consumers can obtain more information. The Department of Health and Senior Services will make available sample poster forms in hard copy or through its website for download.