Section 85

Section 85 Childhood Lead Poisoning Study

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public health shall conduct an analysis of: (i) surcharges established under section 22 of chapter 482 of the acts of 1993, including projected revenues from the surcharges; (ii) a comparison of actual revenues with the amount of revenue necessary to provide all eligible children with the legally-mandated services and to conduct activities to prevent elevated blood lead levels; and (iii) a comparison of how states with comparable housing stock finance childhood lead poisoning prevention programs. The department shall file its findings with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on public health, the joint committee on revenue and the senate and house committees on ways and means not later than November 1, 2019.