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SF 1858

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to public health; protecting reproductive health and the health of
children; prohibiting Bisphenol-A and Phthalates in products for young children;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325F.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [325F.172] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin For the purposes of sections 325F.172 to 325F.175, the following terms have the
meanings given them.
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new text begin (a) "BBP" means benzyl butyl phthalate, CAS # 85-68-7.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Child" means a person under three years of age.
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new text begin (c) "Children's product" means a product, other than a product contained in a can,
excepting those cans used for infant formulas, designed or intended by a manufacturer to
be used by a child:
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new text begin (1) as a toy or an article of clothing;
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new text begin (2) to facilitate sleep, relaxation, or feeding; or
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new text begin (3) to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise
applied to the human body or any part thereof, including any article used as a component
of such a product.
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new text begin (d) "DBP" means di-n-butyl phthalate, CAS # 84-74-2.
new text end

new text begin (e) "DEHP" means di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, CAS # 117-81-7.
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new text begin (f) "DIDP" means di-isodecyl phthalate, CAS # 26761-40-0.
new text end

new text begin (g) "DINP" means di-iso-nonyl phthalate, CAS # 71549-78-5.
new text end

new text begin (h) "DNOP" means di-n-octyl phthalate, CAS # 117-84-6.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

new text begin [325F.173] BISPHENOL-A IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
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new text begin By January 1, 2009, no manufacturer may sell or offer for sale in this state a new children's
product that contains bisphenol-A.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

new text begin [325F.174] PHTHALATES IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS.
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new text begin (a) By January 1, 2009, no manufacturer may sell or offer for sale in this state a
new children's product that contains DEHP, DBP, or BBP in concentrations exceeding
0.1 percent.
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new text begin (b) Beginning January 1, 2009, no manufacturer may sell or offer for sale in this
state any new children's product that can be placed in a child's mouth and contains DINP,
DIDP, or DNOP in concentrations exceeding 0.1 percent.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

new text begin [325F.175] REPLACEMENT CHEMICALS.
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new text begin A manufacturer shall not replace bisphenol-A or phthalates as a result of the
prohibitions in sections 325F.173 or 325F.174 with a chemical that is:
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new text begin (1) classified as "known to be a human carcinogen" or "reasonably anticipated to be
a human carcinogen" in the most recent Report on Carcinogens published by the National
Toxicology Program in the United States Department of Health and Human Services; or
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new text begin (2) identified by the federal Environmental Protection Agency as causing birth
defects, or reproductive or environmental harm.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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Sec. 5.

new text begin [325F.176] PARTICIPATION IN INTERSTATE CLEARINGHOUSE.
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new text begin The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency may participate in the establishment and
implementation of a multistate clearinghouse to identify children's products containing
bisphenol-A and phthalates and to evaluate safer alternatives that may be substituted
for those chemicals.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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