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[Senate, February 8 , 20 10 - New d raft reported on Senate, No. 443 from the committee on Environmental, Natural Resources and Agriculture. ]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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IN THE YEAR OF TWO THOUSAND AND NINE

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A n A ct RELATIVE TO ANTIQUE BAROMETERS .

 

 

 

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. Section 2 of chapter 21H of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “devices”, in line 108, the following words:- , antique barometers, mercury thermometers, and clocks that were manufactured before 1955.

              SECTION 2. Section 6D of said chapter 21H, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “barometers”, in line 5, the following words:- , except for antique barometers, including those with attached mercury thermometers, that were manufactured before 1955.

SECTION 3. Section 6K of said chapter 21H, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:- (f) A person who sells an antique that contains mercury shall clearly inform the purchaser in writing of the following at the time of sale:  (1) that the antique contains mercury, (2) that mercury is a hazardous substance, (3) that mercury is regulated by federal and state law , and (4) the proper and commercially available methods for disposal and recycling of the antique.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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