S.739 - Drywall Safety Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL] (Introduced 03/30/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||03/30/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
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Summary: S.739 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/30/2009)
Drywall Safety Act of 2009 - Requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to: (1) study drywall that was imported from China from 2004 through 2007 and used in U.S. residences; and (2) initiate a proceeding on whether a consumer product safety standard regulating drywall materials is necessary.
Requires the CPSC to: (1) designate drywall containing over 5% organic compounds by weight as a product with a product defect which constitutes a substantial product hazard; and (2) order manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of such drywall to cease distribution and notify all persons who handle such product to cease distribution. Requires that the order remain in effect until: (1) the CPSC publishes a determination that such a standard is not necessary; or (2) such a standard takes effect.