Summary: H.R.1027 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1027. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/12/2009)

Thrift Store Protection Act - Allows, for two years after enactment of this Act, a secondhand reseller to sell, offer for sale, or distribute specified used products that are treated as a banned hazardous substances under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act: (1) because of the application of provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 relating to lead in children's products or paint; or (2) because the products lack a label required by specified provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Act.

Defines "specified used product" as an article of clothing, a textile, shoes, or a book that, when sold or offered, has previously been purchased for use by a consumer.

Defines "secondhand seller" as: (1) a consignment shop, thrift shop, or similar enterprise; (2) an individual who uses the Internet, a yard sale, or other casual means of selling; or (3) a person who sells at an auction for the benefit of a nonprofit organization.