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  • NJ A4305
  • Requires soil testing to determine lead content prior to certain home sales.
Introduced
(10/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/12/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires soil testing to determine lead content prior to certain home sales. This bill requires that sales contracts for individual lots of residential property include a requirement for the seller to conduct a soil test to determine lead content. The requirement only applies to the sale of individual lots of at least 2,500 square feet of pervious outdoor space, and so long as the seller is not a board of education, county, municipality, or other agency derived thereunder. For properties under this bill's jurisdiction, closing of title on the sale shall not occur unless the buyer and seller each have received and signed either (1) a copy of the soil test results, (2) a certification that the soil test results have been delivered to a certified soil testing laboratory, and results are pending, or (3) a certification that the buyer is opting out of soil lead testing. The results of each soil test required by this bill shall be reported to the buyer, the seller, and the Department of Environmental Protection, in a format that indicates the level of lead content in the soil of the lot, and whether it is high enough to constitute a soil-lead hazard under United States Environmental Protection Agency standards. The department shall compile the data accumulated from the soil test results in a manner that may be useful for studying lead contamination comprehensively throughout the State. The bill directs the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to adopt rules and regulations necessary to implement the bill's requirements. The bill would not apply to contracts of sale executed prior to the first day of the seventh month next following enactment.
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Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 1/12/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/12/2017 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
1/12/2017 Assembly Housing and Community Development Hearing (14:00 1/12/2017 Committee Room 9, 3rd Floor)
10/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 1/12/2017 Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee: Reported Favorably 4 0 2