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HB21-1303

Global Warming Potential For Public Project Materials

Concerning measures to limit the global warming potential for certain materials used in public projects, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
State Government
Bill Summary

The department of personnel office of the state architect and the department of transportation are each required to establish policies regarding the global warming potential for specific categories of eligible materials used to construct certain public projects.

The department of personnel office of the state architect is required to establish a maximum acceptable global warming potential for each category of eligible material used in certain public projects under its purview. The bill specifies which building materials are eligible materials. The department of personnel office of the state architect is required to set base the maximum acceptable global warming potential at on the industry average of global warming potential emissions for that material and to express it as a number that states the maximum acceptable global warming potential for each category of eligible material.Specifications for solicitations for a public project requested by the department of personnel are required to include that the global warming potential for any eligible material that will be used in the project shall not exceed the maximum acceptable global warming potential for that material determined by the department.

The department of transportation is required to develop policies to determine, track, and record greenhouse gas emissions for each category of eligible materials used in certain public projects under its purview in a manner consistent with criteria in an environmental product declaration.

The department of personnel office of the state architect and the department of transportation are both are required to strive to achieve continuous reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in construction materials over time for the projects under their purview.

For solicitations for certain public projects under the purview of the department of personnel office of the state architect or the department of transportation issued after certain dates, the contractor that is awarded the contract is required to submit a current environmental product declaration for each eligible material proposed to be used in the public project.

A contractor that is awarded a contract for a public project is prohibited from installing any eligible material on the project until the contractor submits an environmental product declaration for that material.

The department of personnel office of the state architect and the department of transportation are required to annually report to the general assembly regarding the implementation of the bill.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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