2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
July 13, 2017 - Introduced by Senators L. Taylor, Miller, Ringhand, Wirch,
Johnson and Larson, cosponsored by Representatives Fields, Anderson,
Berceau, Considine, Crowley, Genrich, Goyke, Hebl, Sargent, Shankland,
Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor, Thiesfeldt and Zepnick. Referred to
Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR67,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming October 22, 2017, to October 28, 2017, as National Lead
2Poisoning Prevention Week in Wisconsin.
SJR67,1,43 Whereas, every American deserves to grow up in a healthy, safe environment,
4free from the harmful effects of lead; and
SJR67,1,65 Whereas, at least 4 million households around the country include children who
6are exposed to high levels of lead; and
SJR67,1,97 Whereas, lead interferes with normal brain development; is associated with
8permanently reduced IQ, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders; and is an
9indicator of increased crime rates; and
SJR67,1,1110 Whereas, low levels of lead exposure can cause irreversible nervous system
11damage, and high levels can cause seizures, comas, and even death; and
SJR67,1,1312 Whereas, Wisconsin consistently ranks in the top ten states for number of lead
13poisoned children; and
SJR67,1,1514 Whereas, children in every county in Wisconsin have tested positive for lead
15poisoning; and
1Whereas, the major sources of lead exposure are the dust from deteriorating
2lead-based paints, and the lead pipelines that deliver water to homes; and
SJR67,2,43 Whereas, residential lateral pipelines remain throughout Wisconsin, and
4Milwaukee accounts for 70,000 of those pipelines; and
SJR67,2,65 Whereas, lead poisoning testing in Wisconsin is inadequate as 20 percent of
6children under the age of six were tested in 2014; and
SJR67,2,87 Whereas, 4,000 Wisconsin children tested positive for elevated lead in the
8bloodstream in 2014, and 60 percent of those children were in Milwaukee; and
SJR67,2,109 Whereas, Wisconsin aims to increase testing for lead exposure in children and
10to eliminate the sources of lead exposure; and
SJR67,2,1311 Whereas, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is an opportunity to take
12part in educational activities and spread awareness of lead poisoning prevention
13measures; and
SJR67,2,1714 Whereas, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is annually observed
15during the last week of October to address the public health burden caused by the
16widespread use of lead and lead products, and advance the goal of eliminating
17childhood lead poisoning in the United States; now, therefore, be it
SJR67,2,20 18Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature
19proclaims October 22, 2017, to October 28, 2017, as National Lead Poisoning
20Prevention Week in Wisconsin.
SJR67,2,2121 (End)