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S. B. No. 140 As Introduced
|129th General Assembly|
Senators Manning, Sawyer, Turner, Brown, Tavares, Oelslager
To enact section 2927.28 of the Revised Code to
require the inclusion of a bittering agent in
engine coolant and antifreeze.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 2927.28 of the Revised Code be
enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 2927.28. (A) Except as provided in division (E) of this
section, engine coolant or antifreeze that is manufactured after
January 1, 2013, and subsequently sold in this state that contains
more than ten per cent ethylene glycol shall include a bittering
agent to render the engine coolant or antifreeze unpalatable. The
bittering agent shall consist of denatonium benzoate in a
concentration of not less than thirty parts per million and not
more than fifty parts per million.
This section applies to manufacturers, packagers, processors,
distributors, recyclers, and sellers of engine coolant or
(B) A manufacturer or packager of engine coolant or
antifreeze that is subject to division (A) of this section shall
maintain a record of the trade name, scientific name, and active
ingredients of the bittering agent included in the engine coolant
or antifreeze and, upon request, shall furnish a member of the
public with the information contained in the record.
(C)(1) No manufacturer, packager, processor, distributor,
recycler, or seller of engine coolant or antifreeze shall fail to
comply with division (A) of this section by offering or
distributing for sale in this state engine coolant or antifreeze
that does not include denatonium benzoate as required by this
(2) No manufacturer or packager shall fail to comply with
division (B) of this section.
(D) A manufacturer, packager, processor, distributor,
recycler, or seller that is subject to division (A) of this
section is not liable for any personal injury, death, damage to
property or the environment, including natural resources, or
economic loss that results from the inclusion of denatonium
benzoate in engine coolant or antifreeze in the concentration
required by this section. This immunity does not apply if the
cause of liability is unrelated to the inclusion of denatonium
benzoate in any engine coolant or antifreeze.
(E) This section does not apply to either of the following:
(1) The sale of a motor vehicle that contains engine coolant
(2) A wholesale container of engine coolant or antifreeze
containing fifty-five or more gallons of antifreeze.
(F) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor
and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars.