Connecticut Seal

General Assembly



February Session, 2012

LCO No. 4849



Offered by:



REP. RITTER E. , 38th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 274

File No. 365

Cal. No. 277

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

"Section 1. (Effective from passage) Not later than January 15, 2013, the Commissioner of Public Health, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, shall, within available appropriations, jointly 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 concerning the regulation of certain chemicals in the state. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) A list of chemicals identified in the state of Washington Department of Ecology's Reporting List of Chemicals of High Concern to Children, Washington Administrative Code Section 173-334-130; (2) a description of any action taken by a state or governmental entity to regulate any such chemical; (3) a description of programs administered by a state or governmental entity that prioritize, evaluate or regulate any such chemical, including, but not limited to, programs administered by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the federal Food and Drug Administration and the federal Consumer Products Safety Commission; (4) a description of regulations in this state that relate to the use of any such chemical in manufacturing and the disposal of any such chemical; (5) a description of any program administered by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection that regulates the use of any such chemical; (6) 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; (7) an evaluation of the potential use of green chemistry to remediate the effects of such chemicals; and (8) an evaluation of the effectiveness of any state or federal incentive program to encourage the use of green chemistry. As used in this section, "green chemistry" means the utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture and application of chemical products. "

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

Section 1

from passage

New section