Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act. Creates the Lead-Safe Housing Advisory Council to recommend standards for lead-safe housing and to otherwise assist the Department of Public Health in administering the Act.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Removes statistical information concerning children 6 years of age and under who have been tested for lead poisoning from the legislative findings. Defines "primary prevention". Provides that the Illinois Lead Safe Housing Task Force shall be a co-chair of the Lead-Safe Housing Advisory Council. Adds 2 representatives from community based organizations in communities with a concentration of high risk lead contaminated properties to the Advisory Council. Provides that high risk communities shall be identified based upon the prevalence of low-income families whose children are lead poisoned and the age of the housing stock. Provides that, within 9 months after its formation, the Advisory Council shall submit a written report to the Governor and the General Assembly concerning the listed items. Makes other changes.