Bill Status of HB5298 95th General Assembly
Short Description: BROMINATED FIRE RETRD PREV ACT
Rep. Elaine Nekritz - Paul D. Froehlich
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Brominated Fire Retardant Prevention Act. Changes the short title of the Act to the Toxic Fire Retardant Prevention Act. Makes changes to the legislative findings. Defines "Agency" and "brominated flame retardant". Provides that beginning January 1, 2011, a person may not manufacture, process, or knowingly sell, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or distribute for use any of the following: (1) A mattress, mattress pad, an article of furniture, or any other product intended for indoor residential use if the product has a textile component containing decaBDE; or (2) A television, computer, or other electronic device if the exterior casing of the devices contains decaBDE. Provides that this prohibition does not apply to certain items. Sets forth manufacturer and retailer responsibilities with respect to such products. Provides that the Agency may participate in the establishment and implementation of a regional, multistate clearinghouse to assist in carrying out the requirements of the Act and to help coordinate education and outreach activities, review hazard and alternatives assessments, and any other activities related to the administration of the Act. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.