|HB 0081||Limits sale of batteries containing mercury|
|Sponsor:||BACKER||Handling House Bill:||GOODE|
|Last Action:||07/05/95 - Signed by Governor|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1995|
HB 81 - Current law prohibits disposal of lead-acid batteries in solid waste disposal areas (landfills). This act would restrict or prohibit the sale of certain alkaline or alkaline-manganese batteries.
Beginning Jan. 1, 1997, no person may sell alkaline batteries in which mercury has been added in excess of twenty- five milligrams (roughly one-thousandth of an ounce).
Beginning on Jan. 1, 1996, no person shall sell any button cell mercuric-oxide battery nor shall a person sell non-button cell mercuric oxide batteries unless the battery manufacturer identifies a collection site, informs each purchaser of the location of the site and provides the purchaser with a telephone number which may be called for information about returning such batteries.
A violation of the limitations on sale of alkaline or mercuric-oxide batteries is a Class C Misdemeanor.
The act contains penalty provisions.