Date of enactment: December 16, 2015
2015 Senate Bill 178   Date of publication*: December 17, 2015
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
An Act to renumber 254.18; to amend 254.18 (title); and to create 254.18 (2) of the statutes; relating to: exemption from lead inspection requirements for partial lead inspection during certain lead-safe renovations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
122,1 Section 1. 254.18 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
254.18 (title) Lead hazard reduction in dwellings and premises; renovations.
122,2 Section 2. 254.18 of the statutes is renumbered 254.18 (1).
122,3 Section 3. 254.18 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
254.18 (2) (a) In this subsection, "partial lead inspection" means an on-site investigation of one or more painted, varnished, or otherwise coated building components to determine the presence of lead, but not a surface-by-surface investigation.
(b) If the presence of lead-bearing paint or 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 a partial lead inspection relating to that renovation is not required to comply with any requirements established by the department for a lead inspection.
(c) The person who performs a partial lead inspection under this subsection shall disclose, in writing, to the owner or lessor of the dwelling or premises that the person performed a partial lead inspection.