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House of Representatives sHB6687 / File No. 432 1 General Assembly File No. 432January Session, 2001 Substitute House Bill No. 6687 House of Representatives, April 24, 2001 The Committee on Environment reported through REP. STRATTON of the 17th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass. AN ACT CONCERNING REDUCTION OF MERCURY IN THE ENVIRONMENT. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: Section 1. (NEW) The General Assembly finds that mercury is a 1 persistent and toxic pollutant that bioaccumulates in the environment, 2 and that in order to create and maintain a healthful environment and 3 protect public health, the virtual elimination of the discharge of 4 anthropogenic mercury should be pursued. 5 Sec. 2. (NEW) As used in sections 1 to 18, inclusive, of this act: 6 (1) "Mercury" means elemental mercury and mercury compounds; 7 (2) "Mercury-added product" means a product, commodity,...