Authorizes common law public nuisance suits regarding lead paint under State law; exempts Attorney General from certain aspects of public nuisance claims when pursuing lead paint actions
S 697 (Ruiz, Turner) NJEA supports developing effective ways to protect students, staff, and community members from the dangers of lead exposure. This bill provides an important mechanism to hold those accountable for spreading this toxic chemical, which is linked to poor developmental outcomes in children. This bill also provides a means for consumers to recover resources/costs which would help with lead mitigation efforts. Taking this step will go a long way towards improving the health and safety of children.
NJEA asks that you vote “yes” on S697.