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A bill proposed in Trenton (No. A4305) would require soil testing to determine lead content prior to certain home sales.

Excerpt from the Statement on the bill:

This bill requires that sales contracts for individual lots of residential property include a requirement for the seller to conduct a soil test to determine lead content. The requirement only applies to the sale of individual lots of at least 2,500 square feet of pervious outdoor space, and so long as the seller is not a board of education, county, municipality, or other agency derived thereunder. For properties under this bill's jurisdiction, closing of title on the sale shall not occur unless the buyer and seller each have received and signed either (1) a copy of the soil test results, (2) a certification that the soil test results have been delivered to a certified soil testing laboratory, and results are pending, or (3) a certification that the buyer is opting out of soil lead testing.

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