Asbestos Ban Proposed

Bill No. 097/15 has been proposed in the Senate to prohibit the production, sale, export, import, and distribution of asbestos in Colombia. The Bill would enter into force one year after enactment, at which time violators would face sanctions of 100 times the federal minimum monthly salary for each day of noncompliance.

Water as a Fundamental Right Bill Proposed

A bill has been proposed in the Senate, amending the federal constitution to declare water as a fundamental right. The bill would protect water for its primary use for human consumption—both current and future generations.