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 Bill Status of SB1690  96th General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Mattie Hunter - Jacqueline Y. Collins - Heather Steans - Donne E. Trotter and Michael Noland

House Sponsors
(Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Mercury Thermostat Collection Act. Requires thermostat manufacturers to establish and maintain a program for the collection and recycling of mercury thermostats. Sets forth requirements for the program. Requires that mercury thermostats be handled as universal waste. Prohibits wholesalers, retailers, and technicians from selling or distributing non-mercury thermostats if they have not taken certain actions with respect to the disposal of mercury thermostats. Sets forth penalties for violations of the Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to publish certain information and make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly concerning the collection of mercury thermostats. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Requires thermostat manufacturers' collection plans to provide for a financial incentive of $5 for each mercury thermostat that is returned. Increases the Agency approval period from 90 to 120 days. Deletes a provision that required Agency approved collection programs to be designed to achieve certain collection goals. Deletes remaining references to mercury thermostat collection goals. Deletes a provision that prohibited any thermostat manufacturer that is in violation of the Act from selling offering to sell, distributing, or offering to distribute non-mercury thermometers. Provides that only technicians who take mercury-containing thermostats out of service have a duty to deliver those thermostats to a person participating in the program as a collection point. Removes the requirement for the Agency to provide certain educational materials. Inserts a provision requiring the Agency to post a list of persons who participate in the program as a collection point on its website.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts only the short title provision of the engrossed bill.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  2/19/2009SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/4/2009SenateAssigned to Environment
  3/12/2009SenateDo Pass Environment; 008-000-000
  3/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2009
  3/12/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/24/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2009
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/30/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Environment; 008-000-000
  3/31/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather Steans
  4/1/2009SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/1/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Hunter
  4/1/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  4/1/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/1/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 054-000-000
  4/1/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/1/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/1/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  4/1/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/1/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/14/2009HouseAssigned to Environmental Health Committee
  5/5/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Environmental Health Committee
  5/5/2009HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Environmental Health Committee; by Voice Vote
  5/5/2009HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Environmental Health Committee; 009-002-000
  5/5/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  5/19/2009HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  5/22/2009HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 29, 2009
  5/29/2009HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2009
  5/31/2009HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/12/2011SenateSession Sine Die

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