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.

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