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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5188

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 859

 

*00859_______KID*

Referred to Committee on COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

 

Introduced by:

 

(KID)

 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM ON THE USE OF RECYCLED TIRE RUBBER AT MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2018) (a) For the purposes of this section, "crumb rubber" means any material that contains shredded or ground rubber recycled from motor vehicle tires.

(b) On and after October 1, 2018, no person shall install a crumb rubber ground cover within the boundaries of a municipal playground, as defined by subdivision (7) of subsection (a) of section 22a-66m of the general statutes, or a playground located at a school under the jurisdiction of a local or regional board of education, until such time as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and United States Consumer Product Safety Commission release the findings of the Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds.

(c) The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to an installation that is the subject of a contract entered into prior to July 1, 2018.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2018

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To establish a moratorium on the installation of crumb rubber ground covers at municipal playgrounds and playgrounds under the jurisdiction of local or regional boards of education until the release of the Federal Research Action Plan on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds.

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