PA 18-52—sSB 357

Housing Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDING FOR LEAD ABATEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS

SUMMARY: This act modifies how the Department of Housing (DOH), through the Children's Medical Center's Healthy Homes Program, must use the proceeds of a $10 million per fiscal year bond authorization for FYs 18 and 19. Prior law required DOH to use the proceeds only for residential lead abatement. The act instead earmarks, for each fiscal year, up to (1) $7 million for residential lead abatement in any Connecticut municipality and (2) $3 million to address environmental hazards including mold, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, and radon.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage for the FY 18 authorization and July 1, 2018, for the FY 19 authorization.

BACKGROUND

Related Act

The bond act (PA 18-178 37) earmarks the same $3 million in FY 19 for grants to certain first-time homebuyers in order to address blight.