» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome >
VOL. 123 | NO. 45 | Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Bill to Make Antifreeze Bitter Advances Despite Concerns

AP

Print | Front Page | Email this story | Comments ()

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to require a bittering agent to be mixed into antifreeze sold in Tennessee is advancing in the House despite concerns that the measure exempts producers from liability.

The proposal is designed to discourage pets from drinking antifreeze.

The House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday approved the measure sponsored by Rep. Janis Sontany, D-Nashville, on a 9-6 vote.

A lobbyist for the trade organization that represents retail antifreeze sales said the liability protection is needed because the bittering agent is produced by a third party and that they should not be held responsible for any potential environmental impact.

The Senate has already passed the legislation.

Read HB2808 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Sign-Up For Our Free Email Edition
Get the news first with our daily email


 
Blog Get more from The Daily News
Blog News, Training & Events
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 400 5,162
MORTGAGES 129 530 7,170
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 24 117 1,592
BUILDING PERMITS 0 774 12,068
BANKRUPTCIES 65 309 4,834
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 142 2,125
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 65 373 6,624
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 117 1,490

Weekly Edition

Issues | About

The Memphis News: Business, politics, and the public interest.