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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Dwelling unit lead hazards and student testing. Provides that, beginning with children who enroll in school for the school year beginning in 2020, the governing body of a school corporation shall require every child under six years of age who enrolls in a school operated by the school corporation to have a blood lead test. Defines "dwelling unit lead hazard" as: (1) the presence of lead-based paint on a wall of a dwelling unit; (2) the presence of lead-contaminated soil outside a dwelling unit; or (3) the presence of lead in the drinking water system of a dwelling unit. Prohibits Dwelling unit lead hazards and student testing. Provides that, beginning with children who enroll in school for the school year beginning in 2020, the governing body of a school corporation shall require every child under six years of age who enrolls in a school operated by the school corporation to have a blood lead test. Defines "dwelling unit lead hazard" as: (1) the presence of lead-based paint on a wall of a dwelling unit; (2) the presence of lead-contaminated soil outside a dwelling unit; or (3) the presence of lead in the drinking water system of a dwelling unit. Prohibits renting a dwelling unit to a tenant family that includes a child not more than six years of age if the dwelling unit is subject to a dwelling unit lead hazard. Provides that a landlord who knowingly or intentionally: (1) violates the prohibition; (2) represents to a tenant family that the tenant family may waive the prohibition; (3) misrepresents the age of a member of a tenant family to conceal a violation of the prohibition; or (4) induces a member of a tenant family to misrepresent the age of another member of the tenant family to conceal a violation of the prohibition; commits a Class C misdemeanor. ... View more