Senator RONALD L. RICE
District 28 (Essex)
Overrides Governor's line-item veto eliminating appropriation for Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund grants in the Department of Community Affairs.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
A Concurrent Resolution overriding a line-item veto of an appropriation for Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund grants in the Department of Community Affairs.
Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the General Assembly concurring):
1. That the following line-item of appropriation, on page 41 of Senate Bill No. 4000 of 2011 (P.L.2011, c.85) which was the subject of objection by the Governor in the Governor's veto statement of June 30, 2011, be restored to law as follows, the objections thereto of the Governor notwithstanding:
22 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
50 Economic Planning, Development, and Security
55 Social Services Programs
05-8050 Community Resources ................................................... $2,000,000
05 Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund … ($2,000,000)
2. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be delivered to the Governor, the State Treasurer and the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.
This resolution restores the amount of an item of appropriation in the annual appropriations act for Fiscal Year 2012 that was eliminated by the Governor's line-item veto. The Grants-In-Aid line-item appropriation of $2,000,000 for the Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund in the Department of Community Affairs was recommended in the Governor's budget recommendations of February 22, 2011 and was eliminated by the Governor by line-item veto.
The Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund provides funding to address lead-based paint in New Jersey in a comprehensive and focused manner. Programs include lead-based paint hazard control through lead abatement or interim controls; emergency relocation of households which include a child with an elevated blood lead level; extensive statewide, regional and community based education and outreach; training courses in lead disciplines such as lead-safe building maintenance practices; identification of lead-safe housing via a web-based Lead Safe Housing Registry available to the public; increases in identification of lead-based paint hazards and lead dust hazards via the distribution of free dust-wipe kits and purchasing X-ray fluorescence analyzers for use by local health departments.