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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 186         FILED ON: 1/11/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 622

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

John W. Scibak

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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:

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Michael R. Knapik

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 186        FILED ON: 1/11/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 622

By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 622) of John W. Scibak, George T. Ross and Michael R. Knapik relative to the use of latex gloves or utensils by food handlers.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2157 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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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:
 

              Chapter 94 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 307B the following section:–

                           Sec 307C-- 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 of  Health finds,  after  notice  and  due opportunity  for  hearing,  that any  establishment, group or  vendor is  not  in compliance with the  provisions  of  this  section,  it  may assess civil  penalties in  an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), 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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