SENATE COMMUNITY AND URBAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 996
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: MARCH 7, 2016
The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee reports favorably Senate Bill No. 996.
This bill makes a FY 2016 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 for programs 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 the purchase of X-ray fluorescence analyzers for use by local health departments.