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 Bill Status of HB1530  93rd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson - Elizabeth Coulson - James H. Meyer - Sara Feigenholtz - Sidney H. Mathias, Deborah L. Graham, Jack D. Franks, Lou Lang, Linda Chapa LaVia, Karen May, Kathleen A. Ryg, Ricca Slone and Mike Boland

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Mattie Hunter and Iris Y. Martinez)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/10/2003HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0165

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Mercury Fever Thermometer Prohibition Act. Sets forth legislative findings. Provides that (1) on or after July 1, 2004, no person shall sell, distribute, or give for promotional purposes (including online retail) mercury fever thermometers in this State and (2) on or after July 1, 2004, no hospital shall distribute mercury fever thermometers in maternity or new baby gift packs to patients. Provides that these prohibitions do not apply to mercury fever thermometers sold or provided to be used in a health care facility. Provides that on or after July 1, 2004, no person shall manufacture a mercury fever thermometer in this State. Provides that on or after July 1, 2004, no mercury-added novelty products may be offered for sale or distributed for promotional purposes; exempts button-cell batteries. Provides that a person who violates the Act is guilty of a petty offense and upon conviction is subject to a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $200 for each violation.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Defines "mercury fever thermometer" as a device containing liquid mercury (instead of mercury) wherein the liquid mercury (instead of mercury) is used to measure the internal body temperature of a person. Permits the sale or distribution of a mercury-added novelty product for promotional purposes if the mercury is contained within a fluorescent light bulb.

DateChamber Action
  2/6/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. James H. Meyer
  2/6/2003HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  2/6/2003HouseFirst Reading
  2/6/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/11/2003HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/26/2003HouseRe-assigned to Environment and Energy Committee
  2/28/2003HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  2/28/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. James H. Meyer
  3/6/2003HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environment and Energy Committee; 014-000-000
  3/6/2003HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2003HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/18/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lou Lang
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ricca Slone
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  3/20/2003HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 087-024-003
  3/21/2003SenateArrive in Senate
  3/21/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading March 24, 2003
  3/24/2003SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/26/2003SenateFirst Reading
  3/26/2003SenateReferred to Rules
  4/3/2003SenateAssigned to Health & Human Services
  4/14/2003SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  4/14/2003SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules
  4/15/2003SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health & Human Services
  4/16/2003SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/16/2003SenateDo Pass as Amended Health & Human Services; 009-000-000
  4/16/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 29, 2003
  4/30/2003SenateSecond Reading
  4/30/2003SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 1, 2003
  5/5/2003SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Iris Y. Martinez
  5/6/2003SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-001-000
  5/6/2003HouseArrived in House
  5/6/2003HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1
  5/14/2003HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson; Motion #1
  5/14/2003HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/16/2003HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends be Adopted Rules Committee; 003-000-000
  5/23/2003HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2003
  5/27/2003HouseSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 088-027-002
  5/27/2003HousePassed Both Houses
  6/25/2003HouseSent to the Governor
  7/10/2003HouseGovernor Approved
  7/10/2003HouseEffective Date January 1, 2004
  7/10/2003HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 93-0165

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