New York State’s ceiling painting law is a major victory
NEW YORK (AP) A New York state bill aimed at cracking down on ceiling paint jobs will go into effect Monday.
The bill passed the state Assembly on Tuesday, but has not yet been sent to Gov.
The bill would give homeowners the right to sue if a ceiling is painted over or the wall covered with paint.
It’s the latest move in a battle over ceiling paint that has rocked New York for more than a decade.
The state has been battling with the state’s biggest employers over the issue, with companies like New York City-based Metropolitan Life Insurance Corp. and a company called Lumber Liquidators claiming the paint is unsafe.
The state has sued companies that use the paint and is now considering filing lawsuits against companies like the ones in the bill.
The legislation also gives homeowners the option to request that paint be removed.
The statute says homeowners must show that the paint was intentionally sprayed on or covered in the wall.