Senator LORETTA WEINBERG
District 37 (Bergen)
Requires retailers to post warnings of lead poisoning from improper paint removal.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Commerce Committee on July 23, 2015, with amendments.
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 shall 1promulgate regulations to determine which retailers offer paint and other supplies intended for the removal of paint for the purposes of this section and1 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.