PA 07-100—sHB 6396

Environment Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF CLEANING PRODUCTS IN STATE BUILDINGS

SUMMARY: This act bans the use of cleaning products that do not meet certain guidelines or environmental standards in state-owned buildings beginning October 1, 2007. The guidelines or standards must be set by a national or international environmental certification program, which the Department of Administrative Services must approve in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection commissioner. To be eligible for use, the cleaning products must minimize the potential harmful impact on human health and the environment to the maximum extent possible.

The act specifies that for its purposes “cleaning product” does not include any disinfectant, disinfecting cleaner, sanitizer, or any other antimicrobial product regulated by federal law.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2007

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