MINNESOTA S.F. 2192 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

Sponsor: Senator John Marty (DFL)

Summary:  Final Version (5/12/2014): Prohibits retailers from selling cleaning products containing triclosan that are used for sanitizing or hand and body cleansing, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Amends current Minnesota Statue to include the definition of “Intentionally added chemical” to mean a chemical in a product that serves an intended function in the product. States no manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer may sell or offer for sale in the State of Minnesota any product containing formaldehyde or formaldehyde solution at the de minimis level of 0.05%.

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Status: Introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee 3/3/2014. Hearing held; passed committee 3/4/2014. Referred to Senate Commerce Committee 3/6/2014. Hearing held; passed 3/24/2014. Hearing held in Senate Judiciary Committee 3/27/2014. Amended; passed Senate 5/2/2014. Received by House 5/5/2014. Amended; passed House; referred to Senate for concurrence 5/8/2014. Conference Committee completed 5/12/2014. Passed Senate 5/13/2014. Passed House 5/14/2014. Sent to Governor 5/15/2014. Signed by Governor 5/16/2014.

Companion Bill: 2014 H.F. 2542

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