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Asbestos Legislation

Australian legal reform would allow easier access to asbestos compensation
Louisiana considers bill to help schools remove asbestos
A panel in the Louisiana State Legislature recently approved a bill aimed at clearing the way for the state to help municipal authorities pay for local school construction and renovation, including asbestos removal.

The bill will have to get through the House, but it appears to already have the support of the state Senate, according to the Advocate. However, the panel also voted to prohibit state funds from being used, leading some to question the impact of the bill.

Still, its supporters feel that the legislation could be effective.
"We are going to get it done with or without state funds," state Senator Karen Peterson said to the committee.

For Peterson and other supporters of the bill, the legislation represents a chance to rid many of the state's schools of asbestos, which is vital, as the deadly mineral can cause malignant mesothelioma and asbestosis.

"I think we all agree that our facilities for grades K-12 are deplorable," Peterson said.

Peterson also said that 41 other states have similar programs, but opponents of the bill, including Governor Bobby Jindal, counter that the legislation would simply create another layer of useless bureaucracy.ADNFCR-3360-ID-19842181-ADNFCR
6/16/10

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