Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Lead Poisoning Prevention Act. Provides that no person, firm, or corporation shall sell, have, offer for sale, or transfer toys, furniture, clothing, accessories, jewelry, decorative objects, edible items, candy, food, dietary supplements, or other articles used by or intended to be chewable by children that contain a total lead content in any component part of the item that is more than 0.004% (40 parts per million) by total weight unless that item bears a warning statement that indicates that at least one component part of the item contains lead. Provides that an entity is not required to separately warn each exposed individual. Provides that an entity is in compliance with the provision if the warning statement is provided by general methods such as on a label on the immediate container of any consumer product, posting of notices in public places in prominent locations, placing notices in public news media, and the like, provided that the warning accomplished is clear and reasonable. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that there is no rulemaking authority under the amendatory Act, but that the Governor may suggest rules by filing them with the General Assembly and requesting that the General Assembly authorize such rulemaking by law, enact the suggested rules into law, or take other appropriate action in the General Assembly's discretion.
Fiscal Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Dept. of Public Health)
No fiscal impact is evident.
Housing Affordability Impact Note, House Committee Amendment No. 1 (Housing Development Authority)
This legislation will have no effect on constructing, purchasing, owning, or selling a single-family residence.