Obama signs drywall bill into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) — President Barack Obama signed into law Scott Rigell's Drywall Safety Act of 2012 Monday.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) on March 19, 2012 and first passed the House on Sept. 19. 

On Dec. 21, 2012, Senate passed the bill with an amendment. The final vote took earlier this month, where the House agreed to the amendment.

For more on the legislation, click here.

Rigell is the co-chair of the bi-partisan Contaminated Drywall Bill which would create a labeling system so any more contaminated drywall could be traced directly to the manufacturer. It would also set a limit on the amount of sulfur in drywall.

Click here for WAVY's previous coverage about Chinese drywall.

Copyright 2014 WAVY TV. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Political Pulse

Did you like this article? Vote it up or down! And don't forget to add your comments below!

No
Like It
 
Don't Like It
 
 
 

Comments

We welcome your thoughtful comments. Be the first to participate in the discussion. All comments will display your username and avatar.

 

Add a Comment

Sign in or join now to post a comment. All comments will display your username and avatar.

 


Virginia (change)

 
Virginia was founded in 1607 in Jamestown. Since then, Virginia has grown and prospered into a thriving state rich with diversity from culture to climate.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Robert F. McDonnell
Lieutenant Governor: Bill Bolling
Attorney General: Ken Cuccinelli
Secretary of State: Janet Polarek

Contacting the White House and Congress

Click the links below to get in touch with your elected officials.