2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
May 21, 2015 - Introduced by Senators Lazich and Marklein, cosponsored by
Representatives Kuglitsch, Sanfelippo, Craig, Knodl and Kulp. Referred to
Committee on Health and Human Services.
1An Act to renumber
254.18; to amend
254.18 (title); and to create
254.18 (2) 2
of the statutes; relating to: exemption from lead inspection requirements for
3sampling or testing during certain lead-safe renovations.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill creates an exemption from lead inspection requirements for lead
sampling or testing done in certain renovations. Current law requires the
Department of Health Services (DHS) to develop and implement a comprehensive
statewide lead poisoning or lead exposure prevention and treatment program that
includes lead investigation requirements and lead hazard reduction requirements.
If the presence of lead-bearing paint or a lead hazard is assumed and lead hazard
reduction activities are performed in a lead-safe manner, then sampling or testing
of dwellings or premises for the presence of lead-bearing paint or a lead hazard is
not required under current law. DHS has promulgated rules regarding lead
inspections to test for the presence of lead-based paint and regarding renovation
activities on certain dwellings constructed before 1978 and certain buildings
constructed before 1978 that are occupied by children. Under the bill, if the presence
of lead-bearing paint of a lead hazard is assumed and a renovation of a dwelling, unit
of a dwelling, or premises is performed in a lead-safe manner, any person who
performs sampling or testing of a surface in the dwelling or premises relating to that
renovation is not required to comply with any requirements established by DHS for
a lead inspection.
For further information see the state fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
254.18 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
(title) Lead hazard reduction in dwellings and premises;
254.18 of the statutes is renumbered 254.18 (1).
254.18 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
If the presence of lead-bearing paint or a lead hazard is assumed 7
and a renovation of a dwelling, unit of a dwelling, or premises is performed in a 8
lead-safe manner, any person who performs sampling or testing of a surface in the 9
dwelling or premises relating to that renovation is not required to comply with any 10
requirements established by the department for a lead inspection.