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Full Text of SB1269  96th General Assembly



SB1269 Enrolled LRB096 08690 JDS 18820 b

1     AN ACT concerning safety.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Lead
5 Sinker Act.
6     Section 5. Educational program to discourage the use of
7 lead sinkers and lead jigs.
8     (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Natural
9 Resources may institute an educational program to discourage
10 the use of lead sinkers and jigs within one year after the
11 effective date of this Act. The educational program must
12 provide all of the following:
13         (1) press releases, articles, or both for distribution
14     to the news media;
15         (2) educational materials for distribution at training
16     programs sponsored by the Department; and
17         (3) any other educational tool or information that the
18     Department may find useful in its efforts to educate the
19     public about the hazards associated with the use of lead
20     products.
21     (b) The purpose of the educational program required under
22 subsection (a) of this Section is to inform the public about
23 the adverse, though unintended, effects of lead on wildlife;



SB1269 Enrolled - 2 - LRB096 08690 JDS 18820 b

1 ways to reduce the introduction of lead into the environment
2 through personal action; the potential risk to public health
3 from working with lead; and the availability of alternatives to
4 lead jigs and sinkers.