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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 6085

   
 

*HB0529906085SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5299

File No. 142

Cal. No. 570

(As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A")

"AN ACT CONCERNING TOXIC FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS AND UPHOLSTERED RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (Effective from passage) Not later than March 1, 2017, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall submit a report to the General Assembly, in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes, regarding the ongoing United States Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Work Plan. Such report shall include, but need not be limited to, recommendations for the regulation of flame retardant chemicals assessed by the work plan, and shall contain (1) the names, properties, uses and manufacturers of such chemicals, (2) information regarding the production, unintentional production and disposal of such chemicals, (3) a quantitative estimate of human and environmental exposures associated with the use and release of such chemicals and an assessment of the potential impacts on human health and the environment resulting from such exposures, (4) an evaluation of environmental and human health benefits associated with such chemicals, (5) information regarding the economic and social impacts, including fire safety, associated with such chemicals, (6) an analysis of the feasibility of implementing the recommendations, (7) information regarding the availability and effectiveness of substitutes for such chemicals, (8) information regarding existing federal and state regulatory requirements regarding such chemicals, (9) information regarding the status of fire safety standards for relevant applications of such chemicals, and (10) information regarding the status of the regulation of such chemicals in other states. In developing such recommendations, the commissioner shall rely on credible scientific evidence and consider information relevant to the hazards presented by such flame retardant chemicals in the course of their intended or reasonably foreseeable use and the impact of such recommendations on interstate commerce. "

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

Section 1

from passage

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