Toxic Free Kids Bill Passes in Oregon House
Oregon lawmakers passed House Bill 3043, the Toxic Free Kids Modernization Act, on Wednesday on a bipartisan 42-14 vote. It’s headed for a state senate discussion this afternoon. The bill aims at protecting kids from dangerous chemicals. It’s a top priority for some lawmakers this session.
Supporters include Washington County Representative Lisa Reynolds and Salem State Senator Deb Patterson.
The bill would strengthen and modernize the Toxic-Free Kids Act that was passed in 2015.
It would give the Oregon Health Authority the ability to regulate chemicals by class and remove the limit on chemicals they can regulate, furthering the goal of limiting the amount of toxic chemicals that children are exposed to, and limiting the toxic chemicals that make their way into the environment.