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CHAPTER 47-H.F.No. 274 An act relating to the environment; restricting the sale of mercury thermometers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116.92, subdivision 6. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 116.92, subdivision 6, is amended to read: Subd. 6. [MERCURY THERMOMETERS PROHIBITED.] (a) A
medical facility may not routinely distribute thermometersmanufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer may not sell or distribute at no cost a thermometer containing mercury that was manufactured after June 1, 2001. (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to: (1) an electronic thermometer with a battery containing mercury if the battery is in compliance with section 325E.125; (2) a mercury thermometer used for food research and development or food processing, including meat, dairy products, and pet food processing; (3) a mercury thermometer that is a component of an animal agriculture climate control system or industrial measurement system until such time as the system is replaced or a nonmercury component for the system is available; or (4) a mercury thermometer used for calibration of other thermometers, apparatus, or equipment, unless a nonmercury calibration standard is approved for the application by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective January 1, 2002. Presented to the governor April 23, 2001 Signed by the governor April 26, 2001, 10:21 a.m.