WASHINGTON S.B. 6002 – Chemical Bans/Restrictions

Sponsor: Senator Andy Hill (R)

Summary: Current Version (3/12/2014): Creates a fund to study antimony; and its use in children’s products as flame retardants. States the Department of Ecology must consider available information on the hazards, uses, exposures, potential health and environmental concerns, safer alternatives, existing regulatory programs and information from other governments or authoritative bodies. Requires the Department of Ecology by December 31, 2014, to provide to the appropriate committees of the legislature a summary of the data reviewed and recommendations on whether to ban or restrict antimony and flame retardants in children’s products.

Click Here for Text of Current Version (3/12/2014)

Status: Prefiled 1/9/2014. Referred to Ways and Means Committee 1/13/2014. Hearing held 1/15/2014. Hearing held 2/25/2014. Passed Committee as amended; passed Senate as amended 2/27/2014. Passed House as amended 3/4/2014. Senate refused to concur in House amendments; sent to conference committee 3/12/2014. Conference Committee report received; passed House; passed Senate; delivered to Governor Jay Inslee (D) 3/13/2014. Partially Vetoed 4/4/2014.

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