Lawmaker Unrolls House Version Of Chemical Safety Reform

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 6:52 PM EST) -- Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., floated legislation on Thursday that would overhaul the nation's decades-old chemical safety rules, incorporating some of the general reforms in a Senate bill introduced last year while specifying the bill would not preempt product liability lawsuits.

Shimkus introduced his draft bill, the Chemicals in Commerce Act, after the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee he chairs held five hearings on the strengths and weaknesses of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, the current chemical safety law.

“This discussion draft begins the legislative...
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