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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3050         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2751

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John P. Fresolo

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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 relative to mercury management.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3050        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2751

By Mr. Fresolo of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2751) of John P. Fresolo relative mercury-added vehicle switches in end-of-life motor vehicles.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3443 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to mercury management.
 

              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.   Subsection (d) of section 6C of chapter 21H of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 official edition, is hereby amended by striking the subsection in its entirety, and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-- 

              “(d) No person shall crush, cause to be crushed or otherwise arrange for an end-of-life motor vehicle to be crushed without first having removed any mercury-added vehicle switches. A scrap recycling facility may agree to accept an end-of-life motor vehicle that has not been flattened, crushed or baled containing mercury-added vehicle switches.  If accepted, the scrap recycling facility is responsible for proper removal, recycling, transporting, storage and general containment of all mercury-added switches in accordance with chapter 21C and the department’s regulations concerning hazardous waste.” 

              SECTION 2.  Said section 6C of chapter 21H, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking, in its entirety, subsection (s) of said section.

              SECTION 3.  Subsection (i) of section 6J of chapter 21H of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in line 79, the words “mercury-added lamp”, and inserting in place thereof the following words:--

              “product where the only mercury contained in the product comes from a mercury-added lamp.”

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