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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2010

LCO No. 4349

   
 

*HB0531404349HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.

REP. PERONE, 137th Dist.

REP. REED, 102nd Dist.

REP. BYE, 19th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5314

File No. 276

Cal. No. 151

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"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.

Sec. 2. Section 21a-12c of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):

(a) For the purposes of this section, (1) "infant formula" means a milk-based or soy-based powder, concentrated liquid or ready-to-feed substitute for human breast milk, that is intended for infant consumption and is commercially available, and (2) "baby food" means a prepared solid food consisting of a soft paste or an easily chewed food that is intended for consumption by children two years of age or younger and is commercially available.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, [on and after] for the period from October 1, 2011, to September 30, 2014, inclusive, no person shall manufacture, sell, offer for sale or distribute in this state any infant formula or baby food that is stored in a plastic container, jar or can that contains bisphenol-A in the infant formula or food contact area of such plastic container, jar or can. On and after October 1, 2014, no person shall manufacture, sell, offer for sale or distribute in this state any infant formula or baby food that is stored in a plastic container, jar or can that contains bisphenol-A.

(c) A person may sell or distribute his or her existing inventory of infant formula or baby food containers, jars or cans containing bisphenol-A as of October 1, 2011, until October 1, 2012, provided such person can demonstrate that such containers, jars or cans were purchased or acquired prior to October 1, 2011, in a quantity comparable to the containers, jars or cans purchased or acquired during the same period of the prior year.

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

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2012

New section

Sec. 2

October 1, 2011

21a-12c