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VOL. 123 | NO. 45 | Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Bill to Make Antifreeze Bitter Advances Despite Concerns

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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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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