Uniform Statewide Building Code; lead-safe rental housing. (SB410)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform Statewide Building Code; lead-safe rental housing. Provides that the local governing body of a locality may adopt an ordinance that requires the inspection and certification of a residential rental dwelling unit built prior to 1986 for the purpose of ensuring the absence of lead hazards in such dwelling unit. The bill requires any such inspection and certification to be completed by a person licensed and qualified pursuant to appropriate state and federal laws and regulations and prohibits the rental of any residential dwelling unit that does not receive a satisfactory post-inspection certification based on certain factors outlined in the bill. Pursuant to the provisions of the bill, any locality that adopts an ordinance shall establish a fund to pay for the cost of remediation or require the landlord to pay for remedying the lead hazard. Finally, the bill allows a locality to waive inspection requirements for certain reasons and permits the local governing body of a locality to adopt additional lead-safe and lead-free inspection and certification requirements or higher standards for inspection and certification, if it so chooses. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100977D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB410)
02/09/2022Continued to 2023 in General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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