OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6496

AN ACT CONCERNING GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS IN SCHOOLS.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 6407), House "B" (LCO 6450)

House Calendar No. : 342

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires local and regional boards of education to implement a “green cleaning program” on or after October 1, 2011. It is anticipated that using cleaning products that meet the standards outlined in the bill, will not result in an additional cost to local and regional boards of education. In some instances, green cleaning products have been found to be less expensive than non-green products.

Additionally, local and regional boards of education are required to notify the parents or guardians of any child who transfers during the school year, or a new staff member hired during the school year of the green cleaning policy adopted by the school. Each local and regional board of education must make available on its website a copy of the green cleaning policy. If no website is available they must make the policy publicly available or available by request. This is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact.

House “A” and House “B” make various changes that eliminate the cost and state mandate in the underlying bill.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Sources: www. education-world. com; Bristol Press, October 2008; Connecticut Department of Administrative Services