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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4582

   
 

*SB0027404582SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. KISSEL, 7th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 274

File No. 365

Cal. No. 277

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (Effective from passage) Not later than January 15, 2013, the Commissioner of Public Health shall, within available appropriations and in consultation with the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Commissioner of Consumer Protection and the Chemical Innovations Institute within The University of Connecticut Health Center, established pursuant to section 22a-903 of the general statutes, submit a report concerning the regulation of chemicals used at The University of Connecticut's Institute of Materials Science that are of concern to young adults. Such report shall include, but shall not be limited to: (1) A list of chemicals used at The University of Connecticut's Institute of Materials Science and a description of any action taken by a state to regulate such chemicals; (2) a description of programs administered by other states and governmental entities that evaluate and regulate such chemicals; (3) a description of regulations in the state relating to the use of such chemicals in manufacturing and the disposal of such chemicals; (4) a description of programs administered by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection that regulate the use of such chemicals; (5) an evaluation of the feasibility of the Department of Consumer Protection to monitor and enforce the regulation of such chemicals, including bans or limits on the use of such chemicals, labeling and reporting on the use of such chemicals; (6) an opinion as to whether the state should regulate any such chemical; (7) recommendations for ways to improve the state's regulation of such chemicals, including (A) the feasibility of identifying priority chemicals from the list of chemicals identified pursuant to subdivision (1) of this section, (B) the use of safer alternatives to such chemicals, and (C) the implementation of labeling, consumer warnings, reporting, content limits and the ban or phase-out of the use of one or more of such chemicals; (8) an evaluation of the potential use of green chemistry to remediate the effects of such chemicals; and (9) an opinion as to the risk such chemicals pose to young adults. The Commissioner of Public Health shall submit such report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to public health, the environment and consumer protection. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

New section