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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1312         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1061

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act prohibiting the use of all latex gloves and products by persons who handle food.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1312        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1061

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1061) of Richard T. Moore for legislation to prohibit the use of all latex gloves and products by persons who handle food.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1132 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act prohibiting the use of all latex gloves and products by persons who handle food.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 94 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 307C the following section:—

              Section 307D. Any person engaged in wholly or in part in the production, manufacturing, processing, storing and/or offering or exposing any article of food for consumption, and whose duties and activities involve handling and contact with food at any stage during the process, shall not use natural latex rubber gloves or utensils containing natural rubber latex.

              If the department finds, after notice and due opportunity for hearing, that any establishment, group or vendor is not in compliance with provisions of this section, it may assess civil penalties in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars, and may be subject to any and all penalties provided for in general laws which regulate said industry, including revocation of licenses.

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