Bill Text: IL HB2076 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Prohibits the manufacture, distribution, or use of paper containing bisphenol A for the making of business or banking records. Requires paper manufacturers to, among other things, replace bisphenol A with an alternative chemical. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to gather and certify certain information about alternative chemicals. Requires the Agency to convene an Advisory Committee on Least Toxic Alternatives to Bisphenol A. Sets forth requirements that apply to members of the Committee. Delays the applicability of the prohibitions on the manufacture, distribution, and use of paper containing bisphenol A for the making of business or banking records if the United States Environmental Protection Agency has not identified a safe, commercially available alternative to bisphenol A prior to the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 19-1)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-06-28 - Sent to the Governor [HB2076 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-HB2076-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning safety.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Environmental Protection Act is amended by
5adding Section 22.59 as follows:
6 (415 ILCS 5/22.59 new)
7 Sec. 22.59. Regulation of bisphenol A in business
8transaction paper.
9 (a) For purposes of this Section, "thermal paper" means
10paper with bisphenol A added to the coating.
11 (b) Beginning January 1, 2020, no person shall manufacture,
12for sale in this State, thermal paper.
13 (c) No person shall distribute or use any thermal paper for
14the making of business or banking records, including, but not
15limited to, records of receipts, credits, withdrawals,
16deposits, or credit or debit card transactions. This subsection
17shall not apply to thermal paper that was manufactured prior to
18January 1, 2020.
19 (d) The prohibition in subsections (a) and (b) shall not
20apply to paper containing recycled material.
21 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
22becoming law.
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