Synthetic plastic microbeads; prohibition against manufacture or sale of certain products, penalty. (HB1697)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Synthetic plastic microbeads; prohibition against manufacture or sale of certain products; penalty. Defines the term "synthetic plastic microbead" and prohibits the manufacture of certain personal care products containing microbeads beginning in 2018. The bill also bars the sale of such products, and the manufacture of over-the-counter drugs containing microbeads, beginning in 2019, and it prohibits the sale of such drugs beginning in 2020. Violators are subject to a civil penalty of between $250 and $10,000 per day, the proceeds of which are to be deposited into the Virginia Environmental Emergency Response Fund. Naturally occurring biopolymers or other compounds that biodegrade in marine and freshwater environments are excluded from the definition of "synthetic plastic microbead." Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2015Committee
01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103527D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1697)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources