CONNECTICUT H.B. 5354 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

Sponsor: CT Joint Committee on Children

Summary: Requires the Commissioner of Public Health, in consultation with the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to create a list of priority chemicals that are of high concern to children after considering a child’s or developing fetus’s potential for exposure to each chemical.

States that the Commissioner of Public Health may require persons located in the state who manufacture or distribute products intended for children that contain chemicals on the priority list to conduct an assessment of the feasibility of replacing such chemicals with safer alternatives in such products and to report to the Commissioner concerning the results of such assessment.

Fails to define a “child.”

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Status: Introduced; referred to Joint Committee on Children 2/25/2014. Hearing held 3/6/2014. Executive session held; passed 3/11/2014. Referred to Joint Committee on Public Health 4/1/2014. Executive session held; measure failed 4/7/2014. Failed upon adjournment 5/7/2014.

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