Connecticut Seal

General Assembly


Committee Bill No. 210

January Session, 2011


LCO No. 3574



Referred to Committee on Environment


Introduced by:





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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2013) (a) For the purposes of this section, "thermal receipt paper" or "cash register receipt paper" means any paper that is used by a commercial entity to issue a mechanically produced record of a commercial transaction.

(b) On and after October 1, 2013, no person shall manufacture, sell, offer for sale or distribute in this state any thermal receipt paper or cash register receipt paper that contains bisphenol-A.

(c) The provisions of this section may be enforced, within available appropriations, by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Sec. 2. Subsection (e) of section 22a-903 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):

(e) The institute shall work with businesses, state agencies, nonprofit organizations, workers, and community groups as a resource for information about chemicals that are of concern to public health and the environment, safe alternatives to such chemicals and emerging state and federal chemical regulations. The institute shall: (1) Research and identify chemicals that are important to the state economy, (2) provide research and technical assistance concerning chemicals that are of concern to the environment and public health, as well as alternatives to such chemicals, (3) coordinate and share information with institutes in other states and the interstate chemicals clearinghouse, as described in section 22a-902, concerning alternative chemicals and the impact of such alternative chemicals on public health and the environment, (4) offer trainings for businesses regarding chemical regulations and such alternative chemicals, [and] (5) assist businesses in identifying funding to be used for the implementation of sustainable, chemical-related processes by such businesses, and (6) not later than January fifteenth of each year, submit to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment a list of chemicals that are of high toxic concern and the name of any safe alternative to any such chemical of high toxic concern. In developing such list, the institute may consider the standards of any state, federal or international organization. For the purposes of this subsection, a "chemical of high toxic concern" means a chemical that has been scientifically established as a carcinogen, a developmental toxin or a reproductive toxin.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2013

New section

Sec. 2

October 1, 2011


Statement of Purpose:

To prohibit the use of bisphenol-A in cash register receipt paper and require the Chemical Innovations Institute to annually develop a list of chemicals of high toxic concern.

[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.]


SEN. MEYER, 12th Dist.

S.B. 210