Senate Passes Bill To Delay EPA Lead Paint Fines

Law360, New York (May 28, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has voted 60-37 to approve a bill that would prevent contractors from being fined for not complying with a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule on lead paint.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, passed Thursday with the support of all of the Senate's Republicans who were present and opposition from 36 Democrats and one Independent.

The law blocks funds in a supplemental appropriations bill from being used to levy fines or “hold any person liable for...
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