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Bridges4Kids LogoHouse Bill 6055 (2004)
Sponsors Chris Kolb (primary), Kathleen Law, Aldo Vagnozzi, John J Gleason, Dave Woodward, Julie Dennis, Michael G Sak
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Categories Trade, labeling; Environmental protection, toxic substances or products; Health, other; Local government, other, Trade; labeling; posting a notice when play structures contain chromated copper arsenate; require June 24, 2004, Introduced and referred to the Committee on Local Government and Urban Policy.

A bill to amend 1997 PA 16, entitled

"The playground equipment safety act,"

by amending the title and section 6 (MCL 408.686).

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

1 TITLE

2 An act to regulate the manufacturing, and assembling, and

3 maintenance of public playground equipment; and to provide

4 penalties.

5 Sec. 6. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2),

6 the local unit of government, school district, or governmental

7 entity that owns and operates the public playground equipment

8 shall be is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and upkeep

9 of the public playground equipment according to the standards

10 identified by this act and for posting a notice on all playground

11 equipment that contains chromated copper arsenate. The notice

1 shall state that the playground equipment contains chromated

2 copper arsenate and that hand washing after contact is

3 recommended and may include information concerning the health

4 risks associated with that substance.

5 (2) For the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of public

6 playground equipment that existed before the effective date of

7 this act, the standards required by section 4 shall apply only to

8 the extent that such application applying those standards is

9 possible without requiring substantial alteration, removal, or

10 replacement of the existing equipment.

    

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