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Substitute House Bill No. 5314

Public Act No. 10-113


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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) (a) As used in this section:

(1) "Cadmium" means elemental cadmium and any compounds or alloys which contain cadmium; and

(2) "Children's jewelry" means any jewelry, including charms, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, earrings or rings, and any component thereof, that is designed or intended to be worn or used by children twelve years of age or younger.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, on and after July 1, 2014, no person shall manufacture, sell, offer for sale or distribute in this state any children's jewelry that contains cadmium at more than . 0075 per cent by weight.

(c) The provisions of this section may be enforced, within available appropriations, by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Approved June 4, 2010