Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Synthetic plastic microbeads. Defines "synthetic plastic microbead" as a solid plastic particle that is: (1) less than five millimeters in its largest dimension; (2) not biodegradable; and (3) intentionally added to a personal care product that is used to exfoliate or cleanse and is subsequently rinsed off the human body or a part of the human body. Provides that: (1) after December 31, 2017, a person may not manufacture for sale a personal care product, except for an over the counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads; (2) after December 31, 2018, a person may not accept for sale a Synthetic plastic microbeads. Defines "synthetic plastic microbead" as a solid plastic particle that is: (1) less than five millimeters in its largest dimension; (2) not biodegradable; and (3) intentionally added to a personal care product that is used to exfoliate or cleanse and is subsequently rinsed off the human body or a part of the human body. Provides that: (1) after December 31, 2017, a person may not manufacture for sale a personal care product, except for an over the counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads; (2) after December 31, 2018, a person may not accept for sale a personal care product, except for an over the counter drug, that contains synthetic plastic microbeads; (3) after December 31, 2018, a person may not manufacture for sale an over the counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads; and (4) after December 31, 2019, a person may not accept for sale an over the counter drug that contains synthetic plastic microbeads. Provides that a person who violates any of these prohibitions commits: (1) a Class B infraction; or (2) a Class A infraction if the person has a prior unrelated judgment for a violation. ... View more