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SB24-081

Perfluoroalkyl & Polyfluoroalkyl Chemicals

Concerning measures to increase protections from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Natural Resources & Environment
Bill Summary

Current law prohibits the sale or distribution of class B firefighting foam that contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS chemicals). Section 1 of the bill, on and after January 1, 2025, repeals the exemption from the prohibition for gasoline distribution facilities, refineries, and chemical plants.

Current law also prohibits the sale or distribution of products in certain product categories on and after certain dates if the products contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals (product phaseout timeline). Current law exempts from the definition of "product" drugs, medical devices, biologics, or diagnostics (medical products) approved or authorized by the federal food and drug administration or the federal department of agriculture (applicable federal agencies), but not medical products cleared by the applicable federal agencies. The bill changes current law by:

  • Clarifying that medical products cleared by the applicable federal agencies are also exempted from the definition of "product" ( section 4 );
  • On and after January 1, 2025, prohibiting the sale or distribution of certain outdoor apparel intended for extreme or extended use in severe wet conditions (outdoor apparel for severe wet conditions) that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals unless the product is accompanied by a disclosure that states that the product contains PFAS chemicals (disclosure requirement) ( section 5 );
  • On and after January 1, 2025, as part of the product phaseout timeline, banning the sale or distribution of cleaning products, cookware, dental floss, menstruation products, ski wax, and textile articles that contain intentionally added PFAS chemicals ( section 5 );
  • On and after January 1, 2028, repealing the disclosure requirement and banning the sale or distribution of outdoor apparel for severe wet conditions that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals ( section 5 );
  • On and after January 1, 2032, repealing the product phaseout timeline ( section 5 ) and prohibiting the sale or distribution of any nonexempted product that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals ( section 6 ); and
  • On and after July 1, 2024, prohibiting a person from installing artificial turf that contains intentionally added PFAS chemicals on any portion of property in the state ( section 6 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Prime Sponsor

Sen. L. Cutter
Rep. C. Kipp, Rep. M. Rutinel

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