Today's Law As Amended


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AB-358 Lead hazard evaluation.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 105253 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

105253.
 (a) Any (1)   A  person issued a certificate by the department to conduct lead-related construction work, abatement, or lead hazard evaluation, shall comply with regulations as specified in Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 35001) of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, as adopted pursuant to Sections 105250 and 124160.
(2) The department may update the regulations, as specified in Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 35001) of Division 1 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, in order to incorporate both of the following:
(A) The Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing, as published in 2012 by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
(B) As appropriate, the recommendations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency for paint test kits for renovation projects conducted by certified lead-safe renovators in accordance with the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) rules.
(b) It is unlawful for any person to do either of the following:
(1) Falsely represent himself or herself as possessing a certificate issued by the department to conduct lead-related construction work, abatement, or lead hazard evaluation.
(2) Submit false information or documentation to the department in order to obtain or renew a certificate to conduct lead-related construction work, abatement, or lead hazard evaluation.
(c) The department or any local enforcement agency may, consistent with Section 17972, enter, inspect, and photograph any premises or facilities, and inspect and copy any business record, where any person issued a certificate by the department to perform lead-related construction work conducts business to determine whether the person is complying with this section.
(d) A violation of this section shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than six months in the county jail, a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.