Model Legislative Language

The National Task Force on Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction and Financing, mandated by the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act (Title X), devised and agreed to 59 specific policy recommendations to address lead hazards in privately-owned housing. Seventeen of the recommendations call for state legislatures and executives to enact and implement specific policies addressing lead-based paint hazard control.

This report, "Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Evaluation and Control: Model Legislative Language" (MLL), offers state legislators and policy makers guidance as to the recommendations and conclusions of the task force and provides model language reflecting those recommendations to help in the drafting of state legislation.

The MLL is designed to enable state legislators and policy makers to translate the approach devised by the task force into practical and workable legislation that reflects the concerns of the relevant and often competing interests involved with lead-based paint hazard control and its financing.