Text: H.R.2252 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/10/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2252


To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a policy relating to lead testing on military installations.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 10, 2019

Mr. Kildee (for himself and Ms. Speier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a policy relating to lead testing on military installations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Integrity in Testing for Lead in Military Housing Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Department of Defense policy on lead testing on military installations.

(a) Policy required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall establish a policy under which—

(1) a qualified individual may access a military installation for the purpose of conducting lead testing on the installation, subject to the approval of the Secretary; and

(2) the results of any lead testing conducted on a military installation shall be transmitted—

(A) in the case of a military installation located inside the United States, to relevant Federal, State, and local agencies; and

(B) in the case of a military installation located outside the United States, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(b) Penalties.—As part of the policy established under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall prescribe penalties for any member of the Armed Forces—

(1) who is responsible for transmitting the results of lead testing on a military installation to Federal, State, and local agencies or to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pursuant to the policy, and who does not so transmit such results; or

(2) who impedes or obstructs the conduct of lead testing on a military installation by a qualified individual approved to conduct such testing pursuant to the policy.

(c) Relationship to security measures and access standards.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to supercede any Department of Defense or local security measure or any access standard.

(d) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) The term “Armed Forces” has the meaning given that term in section 101(a)(4) of title 10, United States Code.

(2) The term “United States” has the meaning given such term section 101(a)(1) of title 10, United States Code.

(3) The term “qualified individual” means an individual who is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency or by a State as—

(A) a lead-based paint inspector; or

(B) a lead-based paint risk assessor.