Bill Status of SB0655 95th General Assembly
Short Description: MERCURY ADDED PRODUCTS BAN
Sen. Mattie Hunter - Jacqueline Y. Collins
| 1/13/2009||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mercury Fever Thermometer Prohibition Act. Changes the title of the Act to the Mercury-added Product Prohibition Act. Defines "mercury-added product". Provides that on and after July 1, 2008, no person shall sell, offer to sell, or distribute certain mercury-added products in this State. Sets out exceptions to the prohibition. Provides that on and after July 1, 2008, no person may sell, offer for sale, or distribute for promotional purposes a mercury-containing manometer of the type used in milking machines on dairy farms in the State. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency may participate in the establishment and implementation of a regional, multistate clearinghouse to assist in carrying out the requirements of this Act. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that beginning July 1, 2008, no person shall accept for use as a teaching aid in a primary or secondary school classroom measuring devices containing mercury added during manufacture including, but not limited to, barometers, manometers, and thermometers. Sets out an exemption for devices containing a button cell battery. Provides that beginning July 1, 2008, no person shall install, sell, or offer to sell or distribute for promotional purposes a mercury-added thermostat. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.