Text: SF239            Text: SF241
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Senate File 240

SENATE FILE BY BOLKCOM Passed Senate, Date Passed House, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act related to chromated copper arsenate treated wood and 2 providing a penalty. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2420SS 81 5 kk/pj/5 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 135.151 CHROMATED COPPER 1 2 ARSENATE TREATED WOOD. 1 3 The department shall collect and disseminate information 1 4 regarding the possible negative health effects of exposure to 1 5 wood and wood=like products treated with chromated copper 1 6 arsenate and formulate recommendations regarding precautions 1 7 which should be taken to prevent exposure to arsenic and other 1 8 pesticidal compounds in the treated wood. The department 1 9 shall publish the information in a format that can be easily 1 10 duplicated and distributed by wholesalers and retailers of 1 11 chromated copper arsenate treated wood and wood=like products 1 12 pursuant to section 206.26 and shall also provide the 1 13 information on the department's official website. 1 14 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 206.26 CHROMATED COPPER ARSENATE 1 15 TREATED WOOD. 1 16 A wholesaler or retailer of chromated copper arsenate 1 17 treated wood or wood=like products in this state shall 1 18 conspicuously post a notice that the wholesaler or retailer 1 19 sells chromated copper arsenate treated wood or wood=like 1 20 products at or near the point of display or customer selection 1 21 of such treated wood or wood=like products. The notice shall 1 22 be in at least twenty=two point type and shall include a 1 23 telephone number for the Iowa department of public health at 1 24 which a customer can obtain additional information regarding 1 25 possible negative health effects of exposure to chromated 1 26 copper arsenate treated wood or wood=like products. A 1 27 wholesaler or retailer of chromated copper arsenate treated 1 28 wood or wood=like products shall also provide information 1 29 produced by the Iowa department of public health pursuant to 1 30 section 135.151 in a conspicuous location readily available to 1 31 customers. 1 32 EXPLANATION 1 33 This bill relates to the dissemination of information 1 34 concerning chromated copper arsenate treated wood. The bill 1 35 provides that the Iowa department of public health shall 2 1 collect and disseminate information regarding possible 2 2 negative health effects of exposure to wood treated with 2 3 chromated copper arsenate, a chemical mixture of arsenic, 2 4 chromium, and copper. The bill requires the department to 2 5 publish the information for distribution by wholesalers and 2 6 retailers of chromated copper arsenate treated wood and to 2 7 place the information on the department's website. 2 8 The bill provides that a wholesale or retail seller of 2 9 chromated copper arsenate treated wood shall post a notice 2 10 that the wholesaler or retailer sells chromated copper 2 11 arsenate treated wood at a location near the display of the 2 12 wood. The notice must include a telephone number for 2 13 customers to contact the Iowa department of public health for 2 14 more information about the health effects of chromated copper 2 15 arsenate treated wood and be printed in at least a 22 point 2 16 type. A wholesale or retail seller must also provide 2 17 information prepared by the department about chromated copper 2 18 arsenate treated wood. Failure to post the notice is a 2 19 serious misdemeanor. A serious misdemeanor is punishable by 2 20 confinement for no more than one year and a fine of at least 2 21 $250 but not more than $1,000. 2 22 LSB 2420SS 81 2 23 kk:nh/pj/5
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