BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS (FEDERAL)

 

Current Congress (114th):

  • There are no current legislative activities related to mercury toxicity and dental amalgams.

Previous Congresses:

H.Res. 648 (111th): Expressing the need for enhanced public awareness of potential health effects posed by mercury.

  • This resolution was introduced on July 14, 2009, but was not enacted.

H.R. 2101 (110th): Mercury in Dental Fillings Disclosure and Prohibition Act

  • This bill was introduced on May 1, 2007, but was not enacted.

H.R. 4011 (109th): Mercury in Dental Fillings Disclosure and Prohibition Act

  • This bill was introduced on October 6, 2005, but was not enacted.

 

STATE LEGISLATION

2015 state legislative activity:

  • There are no current legislative activities related to mercury toxicity and dental amalgams.

Most recent prior state legislative activities:

H2000 (MA 188): Resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the safety of dental amalgam

  • Massachusetts 188th General Court
  • Jun 9, 2014: Accompanied a study order, see H4147

S1026 (MA 188): Requiring informed consent to the use of dental amalgam which contains mercury in dental procedures

  • Massachusetts 188th General Court
  • Apr 28, 2014: Accompanied a study order, see S2114

HB1254 (MD cc613f6879a8): Environment – Dental Amalgam – Reduction in Use

  • Maryland 2014 Regular Session
  • Mar 10, 2014: Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters; Withdrawn

HB47 (MD cc613f6879a8): Environment – Mercury – Dental Amalgam

  • Maryland 2014 Regular SessionFeb 10, 2014: Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters; Withdrawn

H0734 (VT 2013-2014): An Act Relating To Reduction Of Mercury-containing Dental Amalgam

  • Vermont 2013-2014 Session
  • Jan 28, 2014: Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

A345 (NJ 413e4d3f5b59): Directs Division of Consumer Affairs to develop informational brochure regarding dental amalgam, and requires dentists to distribute brochure to patients and offer composite alternatives.

  • New Jersey 2014-2015 Regular Session
  • Jan 16, 2014: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee

A2214 (NJ 2012-2013): Requires dental benefits coverage for dental composite restorations.

  • New Jersey 2012-2013 Regular Session
  • Sep 20, 2013: Reviewed by the Pension and Health Benefits Commission Recommend not to enact

SB99 (NM 2013): Dental amalgam waste act

  • New Mexico 2013 Regular Session
  • Mar 16, 2013: [LD 52] Passed House (63-6)

SB108 (NM 2013): Dental amalgam waste reduction act

  • New Mexico 2013 Regular Session
  • Jan 15, 2013: [LD 1] Action postponed indefinitely

 

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