HARRISBURG — The full Senate approved Tuesday a resolution to form a bipartisan task force to investigate Pennsylvania’s lead-exposure problem.
The resolution was introduced by state Sen. John Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township.
“The task force report will advance cooperative efforts to arm the General Assembly with better information and best practice recommendations to develop new lead abatement programs that more aggressively mitigate lead exposure in Pennsylvania,” Yudichak said in a press release.
The task force will include the chairs of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee and two members appointed by the Senate President pro tempore and the Minority Leader.
The report will assess lead-exposure threats, and identify the prevalence of lead in structures where children spend significant time.
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