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Substitute House Bill No. 6567

Public Act No. 07-223

AN ACT CONCERNING AN EXEMPTION FOR ANTIQUES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 22a-623 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2007):

(a) [Mercury-added products with a code or date of manufacture indicating they were manufactured prior to January 1, 2003, or mercury-added products for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to January 1, 2003,] The following shall be exempt from section 22a-615: [, except that] (1) Mercury-added products, excluding motor vehicles, that have a code or date of manufacture indicating they were manufactured prior to January 1, 2003, (2) mercury-added products, excluding motor vehicles, for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to January 1, 2003, (3) motor vehicles with a code or date of manufacture prior to October 1, 2003, or (4) motor vehicles for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to October 1, 2003. [, shall be exempt from such sections. ]

(b) [Mercury-added products with a code or date of manufacture indicating they were manufactured prior to January 1, 2004, or mercury-added products for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to January 1, 2004,] The following shall be exempt from sections 22a-617 and 22a-619: [, except that] (1) Mercury-added products, excluding motor vehicles, that have a code or date of manufacture indicating they were manufactured prior to January 1, 2004, (2) mercury-added products, excluding motor vehicles, for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to January 1, 2004, (3) motor vehicles with a code or date of manufacture prior to October 1, 2003, [or] (4) motor vehicles for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to October 1, 2003, or (5) mercury-added products with a written certification of a dealer of antiques that to the best of such dealer's knowledge, the product date of manufacture is prior to January 1, 2004, where the certification shall be retained by the owner of such product. For the purposes of this subsection, "dealer of antiques" means a person whose primary business is buying or selling items that are at least twenty-five years old. [shall be exempt from such sections. ]

(c) [Mercury-added products with a code or date of manufacture indicating they were manufactured prior to July 1, 2003, or mercury-added products for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to July 1, 2003,] The following shall be exempt from section 22a-620: [, except that] (1) Mercury-added products, excluding motor vehicles, that have a code or date of manufacture indicating they were manufactured prior to July 1, 2003, (2) mercury-added products, excluding motor vehicles, for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to July 1, 2003, (3) motor vehicles with a code or date of manufacture prior to October 1, 2003, or (4) motor vehicles for which the manufacturer provides documentation that the product was manufactured prior to October 1, 2003. [, shall be exempt from such sections. ]

Approved July 11, 2007