RONEN-ERWIN-LOPEZ-LANG-GASH, FEIGENHOLTZ, JONES,LOU,
CROTTY, FLOWERS, LINDNER, GILES, BELLOCK AND DART.
CHILDREN'S PRODUCT SAFETY ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Children's Product Safety Act. Prohibits a
commercial user from remanufacturing, selling, leasing, or placing in
the stream of commerce a crib or other children's product that is
unsafe. Provides that a children's product is unsafe when it does not
conform to certain requirements or when it has been recalled.
Provides for criminal penalties, civil remedies, and exemptions.
Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Prohibits a child care facility
from using or having on the premises of the facility any unsafe
children's product, except as specified. Provides that a violation
constitutes grounds for revocation or refusal of a child care facility
license. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services
shall ensure that each child care facility becomes informed, on an
ongoing basis, of unsafe children's products to enable each child care
facility to effectively inspect children's products and specifically
identify unsafe children's products, and that the Department shall
adopt rules to carry out the new provisions.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Inserts similar provisions, with changes
concerning: criteria for determining whether a product is safe or
unsafe; retrofitting of products; and exceptions to the Act.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.
Makes changes concerning: the criteria under which a children's
product is deemed to be unsafe, criteria for allowing retrofitting of
an unsafe children's product, and retrofits that are exempt from the
new Act. Deletes language authorizing private civil actions against
commercial users who violate the new Act, and inserts language
authorizing the Attorney General or a State's Attorney to bring an
action in the name of the People of the State of Illinois to enforce
the new Act.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0413
Last action date: 99-08-06
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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