TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-128.1
Lead Hazard Mitigation

SECTION 42-128.1-13


§ 42-128.1-13. Rhode Island lead hazard technical assistance service.

(a) Establishment and purposes. (1) The Rhode Island housing resources commission shall establish a "Rhode Island lead hazard technical assistance service" program for the purposes of providing technical assistance to property owners to achieve compliance with this chapter and the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act, chapter 24.6 of title 23.

(2) The services of the program shall subject to appropriation, include, but shall not be limited to: evaluation of the need for lead hazard mitigation in a dwelling; review of independent inspection results; identification of and arranging funding for conduction lead hazard abatement and mitigation, and supplying any materials, assistance, and services that may be needed by property owners to achieve compliance with this chapter and the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act in an affordable manner.

(b) Historic properties. On or before November 1, 2005, the housing resources commission, in conjunction with the historic preservation and heritage Commission, shall initiate the following activities to assist owners of historic properties to comply with the provisions of this chapter: (i) provide technical assistance; (ii) identify financial resources available for compliance; and (iii) seek additional resources for this purpose.

(c) Cooperation with Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation. The housing resources commission is hereby authorized to cooperate with the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation in putting the provisions of this section into effect, and the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation is hereby authorized to exercise its powers under § 42-55-5.1 to provide for the implementation of this section.

(d) Exercise of powers. The housing resources commission is hereby expressly authorized to exercise any or all of its general powers set forth in § 42-128-7 to accomplish the purpose of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2002, ch. 187, § 3; P.L. 2002, ch. 188, § 3; P.L. 2005, ch. 142, § 2; P.L. 2005, ch. 143, § 2.)