SENATE BUDGET AND APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

[First Reprint]

SENATE, No. 1279

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  JUNE 23, 2015

 

      The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 1279 (1R).

      This bill makes a FY 2015 supplemental Grants-in-Aid appropriation from the State General Fund of $10,000,000 to the Department of Community Affairs for the Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund.

      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.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

      This bill is not certified for a Fiscal Note.