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File #: 160687-AAA    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 6/16/2016 In control: Committee on Public Health and Human Services
On agenda: Final action: 2/23/2017
Title: Amending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Health," to require disclosure of lead hazards, including lead service lines, and making technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Reynolds Brown
Indexes: LEAD HAZARD DISCLOSURE
Code sections: Title 6 - HEALTH CODE
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy160687-AAA04.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
3/7/20174 MAYOR SIGNED  Action details Not available
2/23/20174 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
2/16/20173 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
2/16/20174 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
2/16/20174 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
2/9/20172 CITY COUNCIL RECONSIDEREDPass Action details Not available
2/9/20172 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
2/9/20173 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
2/9/20173 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
1/26/20172 CITY COUNCIL PASSEDPass Action details Not available
12/8/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
12/8/20162 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
12/8/20162 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
11/17/20161 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/17/20161 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
11/17/20161 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
11/16/20160 Committee on Public Health and Human Services AMENDED  Action details Not available
11/16/20161 Committee on Public Health and Human Services REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
6/16/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
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Amending Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Health," to require disclosure of lead hazards, including lead service lines, and making technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

WHEREAS, Lead water service lines and lead plumbing components can cause water to be contaminated; and
WHEREAS, Lead, even at low levels can impair children's brain development, slowing their growth and development, damaging hearing and speech, and making it harder to pay attention and learn; and
WHEREAS, The City Council of Philadelphia in 2011 enacted Bill Number 100011-AA to require a certification that a property is lead free or lead safe from paint hazards before it may be rented to a tenant; and
WHEREAS, The City Council of Philadelphia's joint committees on Children and Youth and Public Health and Human Services held a hearing pursuant to Resolution 160089 on March 21, 2016 on the issue of preventing exposure to lead in household water service lines; and
WHEREAS, In order to be comprehensive in efforts to eradicate all lead based hazards whether found in paint or water, the City Code must be amended to at a minimum assure that tenants know of the potential hazards of lead contamination that comes from lead service lines or plumbing components, now therefore,

SECTION 1. Title 6 of The Philadelphia Code is amended as follows:

TITLE 6. HEALTH.

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CHAPTER 6-800. LEAD [PAINT] DISCLOSURE

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ยง 6-802. Definitions.

In this Chapter, the following definitions shall apply:

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(5) Lead-based [Paint] Hazard. Any condition that causes exposure to lead from lead-contaminated dust, lead-contaminated soil, lead-contaminated paint that is deteriorated or present in accessible surfaces, friction surfaces or impact surfaces, or lead service lines or plumbing components that would result in adverse human health effects as established by the appropriate F...

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