S. 742 - Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007

Hazardous substances. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
This bill amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing products. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on October 3, 2007 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on October 4, 2007.

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Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007

S. 742 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
This bill amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing products. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing products, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007
  • Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007
  • Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007
  • An act to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the health risks posed by asbestos-containing materials and products having asbestos-containing material, and for other purposes.
Sponsor
Patty Murray
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Hazardous substances
  • Administrative procedure
  • Armed forces
  • Asbestos
  • Budgets
  • Business
  • Cancer
  • Clinical trials
  • Consumer education
  • Consumers
  • Data banks
  • Defense policy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental research
  • Executive departments
  • Federal aid to health facilities
  • Federal aid to research
  • Fibers
  • Government information
  • Government publicity
  • Governmental investigations
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Health education
  • Health information systems
  • Import restrictions
  • Labeling
  • Labor
  • Law
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung diseases
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Medical care
  • Medical centers
  • Medical research
  • Medical screening
  • Medical tests
  • Medicine
  • Military medicine
  • Minerals
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Pain
  • Preventive medicine
  • Product safety
  • Refuse and refuse disposal
  • Research centers
  • Research grants
  • Science policy
  • Solid wastes
  • Technology
  • Tissue banks
  • Trade
  • Veterans
  • Veterans' hospitals
  • Veterans' medical care
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/01/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (2 proposed)
Passed Senate10/04/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.10/04/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3257 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.10/04/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 3258 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.10/04/2007PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/01/2007
3/01/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Put on a legislative calendar7/31/2007Committee on Environment and Public Works. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
8/02/2007Committee on Environment and Public Works. Reported by Senator Boxer with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar8/02/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 321.
10/03/2007By Senator Boxer from Committee on Environment and Public Works filed written report. Report No. 110-189.
10/04/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
10/04/2007The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage10/04/2007Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
10/04/2007Amendment SA 3257 proposed by Senator Murray.
select this voteVote10/04/2007Amendment SA 3257 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/04/2007Amendment SA 3258 proposed by Senator Murray.
select this voteVote10/04/2007Amendment SA 3258 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/05/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
10/05/2007Received in the House.
10/05/2007Held at the desk.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 3257Murray, Patty [D-WA]October 4, 2007Passed by voice vote on October 3, 2007.

Of a perfecting nature.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 3258Murray, Patty [D-WA]October 4, 2007Passed by voice vote on October 3, 2007.

To amend the title.

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Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.

9 organizations supported this bill

AFL-CIO
undersigned organizations (2007). Statement of Support for the Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007. Retrieved February 29, 2012, from .
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (2007, October 4). ADAO Praises U.S. Senate for Passing Senator Patty Murray’s Ban Asbestos in America Act. Retrieved November 12, 2014, from Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.
Environmental Information Association
Healthy Child Healthy World
(n.d.). Action Alert! Learn about and support this legislation to ban asbestos in America!. Retrieved November 13, 2014, from .
International Ban Asbestos Secretariat
Lincoln County Asbestos Victims
New York Committee For Occupational Safety And Health
Pacific Heart Lung And Blood Institute
White Lung Association

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$11,010$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$11,550$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$59,199$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$6,000$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$4,710$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$17,001$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,449$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$215,549$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$83,510$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$12,300$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$10,500$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$165,615$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$51,451$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$3,300$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$84,163$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,250$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$174,010$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$20,300$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$21,950$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$21,300$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$2,800$0Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$2,300$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$21,100$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$250$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$13,750$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$32,535$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$4,000$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$50,708$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$57,450$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,000$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$24,750$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$3,000$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$24,846$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$13,100$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,733$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$2,550$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$250$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$23,750$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$33,770$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$24,020$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$75,250$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$4,500$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,816$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$35,903$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,700$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$31,595$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$38,200$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$22,600$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$6,950$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$11,250$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$7,750$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$62,110$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$15,400$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$53,710$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$7,150$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$101,099$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$3,000$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$62,905$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$118,492$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$1,500$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$8,710$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$51,748$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$61,500$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$151,655$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$55,820$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$49,498$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,300$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$15,100$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$13,400$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$39,363$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$44,060$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$1,200$0Yes
John SununuRNH$8,600$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$117,727$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$3,800$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$47,490$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$44,410$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$10,000$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$11,010$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$11,550$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$59,199$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$6,000$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$4,710$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$17,001$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,449$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$215,549$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$83,510$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$12,300$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$10,500$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$165,615$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$51,451$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$3,300$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$84,163$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$2,250$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$174,010$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$2,300$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$20,300$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$21,950$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$21,300$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$2,800$0Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$2,300$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$21,100$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$250$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$13,750$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$32,535$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$4,000$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$50,708$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$57,450$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,000$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$24,750$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$3,000$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$24,846$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$13,100$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,733$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$2,550$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$250$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$23,750$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$33,770$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$24,020$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$75,250$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$4,500$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$3,816$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$35,903$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$12,700$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$31,595$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$38,200$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$22,600$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$0$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$6,950$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$11,250$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$7,750$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$62,110$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$15,400$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$53,710$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$7,150$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$250$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$101,099$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$3,000$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$62,905$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$118,492$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$1,500$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$8,710$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$51,748$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$61,500$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$151,655$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$55,820$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$49,498$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,300$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$15,100$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$13,400$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$39,363$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$44,060$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$1,200$0Yes
John SununuRNH$8,600$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$117,727$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$3,800$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$47,490$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$44,410$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$10,000$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$1,974,709
Health & welfare policy$515,981
Labor Unions$241,400

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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