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SF 674

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 05/05/2015 01:49pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to environment; prohibiting sale of certain personal care products
containing synthetic plastic microbeads;proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [325E.382] CERTAIN PRODUCTS CONTAINING MICROBEADS
PROHIBITED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, the following terms
have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Over-the-counter drug" means a drug that is a personal care product that
contains a label that identifies the product as a drug as required by Code of Federal
Regulations, title 21, section 201.66. An "over-the-counter drug" label includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) a drug facts panel; or
new text end

new text begin (2) a statement of the active ingredients with a list of those ingredients contained in
the compound, substance, or preparation.
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new text begin (c) "Personal care product" means any article intended to be rubbed, poured,
sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body or
any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the
appearance, and any article intended for use as a component of any such article. "Personal
care product" does not include prescription drugs.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Plastic" means a synthetic material made from linking monomers through
a chemical reaction to create an organic polymer chain that can be molded or extruded
at high heat into various solid forms retaining their defined shapes during life cycle and
after disposal.
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new text begin (e) "Synthetic plastic microbead" means any intentionally added plastic particle
measured less than five millimeters in size.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibitions. new text end

new text begin (a) Effective December 31, 2017, no person shall
manufacture for sale a personal care product, except for an over-the-counter drug, that
contains synthetic plastic microbeads.
new text end

new text begin (b) Effective December 31, 2018, no person shall accept for sale a personal care
product, except for an over-the-counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads.
new text end

new text begin (c) Effective December 31, 2018, no person shall manufacture for sale an
over-the-counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads.
new text end

new text begin (d) Effective December 31, 2019, no person shall accept for sale an over-the-counter
drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exemptions. new text end

new text begin A person may petition the commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency for an exemption from the prohibitions in this section. The commissioner
may grant an exemption only if the person seeking the exemption provides clear and
convincing evidence that the synthetic plastic microbeads contained in a personal care
product or over-the-counter drug completely break down within two weeks in a natural
aquatic environment in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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