Product safety; liquid containers containing bisphenol A prohibited, civil penalty. (HB640)

Introduced By

Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Product safety; liquid container containing bisphenol A; fund; civil penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution in the Commonwealth, beginning July 1, 2023, of any container intended for the storage of liquid food or beverages that contains the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA). The bill imposes certain requirements on any substitute chemical used by a manufacturer in place of BPA. The bill subjects any manufacturer in the Commonwealth that violates any provision of the bill to a civil penalty of $5,000 for a first offense or $10,000 for a second or subsequent offense, and it directs the funds collected to the Virginia Product Safety Fund, created by the bill. The bill authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations to carry out its provisions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101239D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/15/2020Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB640)
02/11/2020Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources