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Substitute Bill No. 5314

    February Session, 2010

 

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AN ACT BANNING CADMIUM IN CHILDREN'S JEWELRY.

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, that is designed or intended to be worn or used by children twelve years of age or younger and is sold or distributed at retail for which the manufacturer has made a reasonable statement about the intended use of the product.

(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 .004 per cent by weight.

(c) 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

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