§42-128.1-2  Legislative Findings. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE42/42-128.1/42-128.1-2.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 42

State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-128.1

Lead Hazard Mitigation

SECTION 42-128.1-2



   § 42-128.1-2  Legislative findings. –

The general assembly finds and declares that:



   (1) Rhode Island's rental housing stock is older and lead

hazards are widespread;



   (2) There has been an insufficient level of lead hazard

abatement in Rhode Island's rental housing stock;



   (3) Children in Rhode Island, especially in older urban

communities, have been victims of lead poisoning at disproportionately high

rates;



   (4) During the 1990's meeting department of health lead

hazard abatement standards has ranged between seven thousand dollars ($7,000)

and fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) per unit;



   (5) The combination of the high cost of meeting the abatement

standards and the system of incentives available for rental property owners in

Rhode Island resulted in few properties being improved to state standards as a

consequence of voluntary activity by property owners; and



   (6) The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has

promulgated regulations for lead hazard control that apply to housing that is

federally assisted and require inspections with dust testing.



History of Section.

(P.L. 2002, ch. 187, § 3; P.L. 2002, ch. 188, § 3.)