Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 361

February Session, 2008

 

LCO No. 1864

 

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Referred to Committee on Environment

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF THE TOXICITY OF ARTIFICIAL TURF ATHLETIC FIELDS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) On or before September 1, 2008, the Department of Environmental Protection shall contract with a person, firm, corporation or other entity to conduct a study of the toxicity of artificial turf athletic fields. Said study shall evaluate whether such fields cause harmful effects on air quality, water quality or human health. Not later than February 1, 2008, said entity shall report in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment the conclusions of said study.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2008) The sum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars is appropriated to the Department of Environmental Protection, from the General Fund, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, for the purposes of a grant to the entity selected by the Commissioner of Environmental Protection to conduct the study required by section 1 of this act.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2008

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To appropriate funds for a study of the toxicity of artificial turf athletic fields.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]