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 Bill Status of HB3246  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Gregory Harris and Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Retail Store Sharps Disposal Act. Provides that a retail store shall make sharps disposal boxes available at that retail store if it is requested by an employee of the retail store who submits a written request to the manager of the retail store and to the Department of Public Health, requested by the municipality where the retail store is located, or if an infection or contamination from needle exposure is traced back to that retail store by the Department, a local health department, or State or local law enforcement. Provides that any municipality may require by ordinance that sharps disposal boxes be placed at any retail store located within that municipality. Provides that specified retail stores shall have at least one employee trained in the safe and proper handling and disposal of sharps. Provides that the Department shall institute that training. Provides that particular categories of retail stores, to be determined by the Department, shall install sharps disposal boxes. Provides that all required sharps disposal box installation and all training occur not more than 90 days after receiving notice of the requirement. Provides that the Department shall create and maintain a list of retail stores that are required to install sharps disposal boxes and municipalities that require retail stores to install sharps disposal boxes. Provides that the Department shall ensure that all retail stores required to install sharps disposal boxes are inspected at least once every year to verify compliance with the Act.

DateChamber Action
  2/15/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Gregory Harris
  2/15/2019HouseFirst Reading
  2/15/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2019HouseAssigned to Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility Committee
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/21/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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