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Florida Senate Bill 1180 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

FLORIDA S.B. 1180 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Eleanor Sobel (D) Summary: Declares it is the policy of the state, consistent with its duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, to reduce the exposure of pregnant women, children and other vulnerable…

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New York A.B. 8912 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

NEW YORK A.B. 8912 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (D) Summary: Prohibits, as of January 1 of the year following passage, the sale, distribution and manufacture of toys and childcare products intended for use by children under 14 years of age containing: bisphenol-A…

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New York A.B. 8886 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

NEW YORK A.B. 8886 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh (D) Summary:Current version (6/16/2014) A.B. 8886-B: Prohibits, on and after April1, 2016, a retailer from selling or offering for sale a children’s product that intentionally contains formaldehyde, including formaldehyde contained in a solution or…

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New Jersey A.B. 2844 – License (Cosmetology)

NEW JERSEY A.B. 2844 – License (Cosmetology) Sponsor: Assemblymember Annette Quijano (D) Summary: Permits chair or booth rentals for the purpose of providing cosmetology and hairstyling services or ancillary services. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced 2/28/2014. Referred to Assembly Regulated Professions…

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Minnesota S.F. 2063 – License (Cosmetology), State Boards of Cosmetology

MINNESOTA S.F. 2063 – License (Cosmetology), State Boards of Cosmetology Sponsor: Senator James Metzen (DFL) Summary: Provides that the Board of Barber Examiners establish rules regulating mobile barber shops. Establishes fees for the registration of mobile barber shops. Click Here for Full Text of Bill…

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Minnesota S.F. 1881 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

MINNESOTA S.F. 1881 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator David Senjem (R) Summary: States the Pollution Control Agency shall study the impact polyethylene and other plastic microbeads in the state’s surface waters, and examine the impact on aquatic ecosystems and human health. Requires the agency Commissioner…

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Connecticut House Bill 5354 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

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…

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Alaska House Bill 348 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

ALASKA H.B. 348 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Representative Geran Tarr (D) Summary: Requires that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), after consultation with the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), publish a list of chemicals of high concern. Requires the department to determine that…

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Hawaii Senate Bill 2573 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

HAWAII S.B. 2573 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Josh Green (D) Summary: Current version (2/5/2014): Prohibits the use of packages and packaging containing lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium beginning 1/1/2015. States that this section shall apply only to lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium…

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Hawaii Senate Bill 649 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

HAWAII S.B. 649 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions Sponsor: Senator Josh Green (D) Summary: Prohibits the sale, transfer, distribution, and use of any product containing any amount of glyphosate within the State. Click Here for Full Text of Bill Status: Introduced in Senate 1/18/2013. Referred to Health…

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