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HB 681 - Warning Signs Regarding Mercury Levels in Fish - Texas Key Vote

Pete Gallego voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-46) - (Key vote)
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Title: Warning Signs Regarding Mercury Levels in Fish

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires retail fish dealers to post warning signs in a conspicuous location where it is readily visible to consumers explaining the potential for high levels of mercury found in fresh and frozen fish beginning September 1, 2009.

Highlights:
- Requires the warning signs contain the following wording: "ATTENTION WOMEN CONSIDERING BECOMING PREGNANT, PREGNANT WOMEN, NURSING MOTHERS, AND PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN Some fish and shellfish, especially large fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish, may contain high levels of mercury that may harm the developing nervous system of a child. For more information about the risks of mercury in fish and shellfish call the Texas department of state health services' food information line toll-free at (insert toll-free telephone number)" (Sec 1). - This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock. - The following Representatives are not listed on the vote breakdown because their recorded votes do not accurately reflect their intentions:
    - Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson is recorded as voting "Nay" but intended to vote "Yea"; - Rep. Byron Cook is recorded as voting "Nay" but intended to vote "Yea"; - Rep. Rob Eissler is recorded as voting "Nay" but intended to vote "Yea"; and - Rep. Jim Jackson is recorded as voting "Yea" but intended to vote "Nay".
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Warning Signs Regarding Mercury Levels in Fish

Sponsors

  • Yvonne González Toureilles (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tara Rios Ybarra (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leticia Van de Putte (TX - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • David McQuade Leibowitz (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
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