Defective drywall; redefines term. (HB839)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Defective drywall; definition.  Redefines the term "defective drywall" to mean drywall or similar building material composed of dried gypsum-based plaster that (i) contains elemental sulfur exceeding 10 parts per million as has been found in some drywall manufactured in the People's Republic of China and imported into the United States between 2004 and 2007 and, when exposed to heat, humidity, or both, releases elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide gas into the air or (ii) has been designated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as a product with a product defect that constitutes a substantial product hazard within the meaning of 15(a)(2) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2064(a)(2)). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102685D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB839)
01/17/2012Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/08/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2012Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/27/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB839ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB839ER)
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/23/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 368 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0368)