House Bill Targets Chinese-Made Drywall

Law360, New York (April 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Fla., has introduced a bill to temporarily ban drywall with high levels of organic compounds and to order a study on imported Chinese drywall, which the Florida Department of Health recently reported emits a sulfur smell when exposed to heat and moisture.

Wexler introduced H.R. 1977 on Thursday, a companion bill to the Drywall Safety Act of 2009 that was introduced recently in the U.S. Senate.

Both pieces of legislation come in response to the growing number of complaints from U.S. residents that...
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