The bill is called Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database Act of 2015 or READ for short. READ's goal is to bring awareness to the general public about asbestos. The bill says that many people think asbestos has been outlawed and that it no longer is a threat.
However, many people are still dying from asbestos-related diseases. READ aims to produce a database that is available to the general public to raise awareness about asbestos.
READ has also made some changes to the original Asbestos Information Act signed by President Reagan in 1988. Changes include a redefinition of asbestos-containing products and requires these products to be fully available on the database.
For more information about the bill and asbestos, visit these websites:
READ Bill Introduction
Durbin Press Release about READ