The group that fought for (& won) Connecticut's BPA bans. Now running the CT Campaign for Toxic-Free Kids.

2013 Bills of Interest

H.B. 6526, Children’s Products & Chemicals of High Concern

This bill would require the Commissioner of Public Health to identify chemicals of high concern to children and to require manufacturers of children’s products to provide notice to the commissioner if the manufacturer’s product contains a chemical of high concern to children.

Current status:

  • Referred to the Appropriations Committee: did not come to a vote.
  • Voted out of the Children’s Committee.
  • A public hearing was held on this bill on March 5,2013. To read the testimony of support click here.

S.B. 16, AA Requiring the Labeling of Food and Drink Products that Are Packaged in Materials That Contain Bisphenol-A

This bill would provide information to consumers that will allow consumers to avoid the purchase and consumption of products that contain harmful toxins.

Current status:

  • Bill was referred to the General Law committee where it has now died.
  • Bill was voted out of the Environment Committee with substitute language and sent to the Senate floor.
  • Bill has already had a public hearing. See all the testimony here.

H.B. 6332, AAC Toxic Fire Retardants in Children’s Products

This bill would ban any product containing the Tris flame retardant chemical TDCPP, TDCP, TCEP or TCPP marketed for the use of children three years of age or younger.

Current status:

  • Bill was referred to the General Law committee where it has now died.
  • Voted out of the Children’s Committee and sent to the House floor.
  • Bill has already had a public hearing. See all the testimony here.

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