Bloomberg Law
Oct. 22, 2020, 5:30 PMUpdated: March 1, 2023, 2:21 PM

PFAS Measures Advance in State Legislatures: State Tracker

Andrew Wallender
Andrew Wallender
Matthew D. Taylor
Research Team Lead, Senior

Editorial Note, Feb. 28, 2023: We have improved the PFAS State Activity Tracker. Updates to the tracker are now accessible in a searchable and interactive table (see below). For best results, it’s recommended to view the tracker in full screen mode.

The data is publicly accessible as a downloadable comma-separated values (CSV) file on GitHub. The CSV allows users to download and interact with the data in a spreadsheet if desired. This is an improvement over the previous method of distributing the tracker through a static PDF file. The version control that is built into GitHub will also allow for increased transparency of new additions or deletions to the tracker, as well as access to previous versions of the tracker.

A pilot program to test for PFAS in the blood of 1,000 Indiana firefighters and a ban on PFAS in outdoor clothing sold in New York are among the “forever chemical” bills that are advancing in legislatures across the country.

More than 100 PFAS-related bills and resolutions have been introduced in state legislatures across the country since the end of last year, according to data collected in Bloomberg Law’s PFAS State Activity Tracker.

The Indiana firefighter monitoring bill, HB 1219, unanimously passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Feb. 14 and is now under consideration in the Indiana State Senate. A report on the study’s findings would be due by July 2027.

The New York apparel bill, S 1322, received approval from the State Senate on Feb. 15. The proposed measure would alter an existing ban on PFAS in common apparel that’s set to go into effect at the end of this year by pushing the implementation date back three years to Jan. 1, 2027.

However, the New York bill would also remove an existing exemption for intentionally added PFAS in outdoor apparel intended for extreme conditions. That additional ban on outerwear would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2028.

To see the full list of introduced legislation and the latest updates on state-level PFAS regulations and legislation, check out Bloomberg Law’s PFAS State Activity Tracker below.

Searchable PFAS State Activity Tracker

Click here to view the interactive tracker in full screen (recommended).

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