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S. 3143: Magnet Injury Prevention Act

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About the bill

The legislation would overturn an anti-regulatory 2016 decision joined by the future Supreme Court justice.

Context

In a trend in America starting around 2009, colorful spherical neodymium magnets — which are about 30 times stronger than normal refrigerator magnets — became popular. That property allowed customers to do cool things, such as create sculptures which would be impossible with refrigerator magnets.

These new cool things came with a potentially fatal downside. If young children or infants swallowed more than one of the neodymium magnets, their super-attraction meant the magnets would often find ...

Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Dec 19, 2019
Status

Introduced on Dec 19, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on December 19, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Dec 19, 2019
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 3143 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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