Energy & the environment

Senator Friedman has sponsored the following bills relative to energy and the environment in the 2019-2020 legislative session:

S149 An Act relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products

  • Summary: This bill would require manufacturers who make children’s consumer products and formulated products that are for sale in the Commonwealth to notify the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in writing if said products contain toxic chemicals at a level above a “de minimis” level, defined as: (1) for a hazardous chemical that is an intentionally added chemical in a component of a consumer product, the practical quantification limit; (2) for a hazardous chemical that has a contaminant present in a component of a consumer product, a concentration of 100 parts per million; or (3) for an engineered nanoobject, there shall be no “de minimis” level.

S1848 An Act designating the “Giant Puffball” fungus as the official mushroom of the Commonwealth

  • Summary: This bill would designate the “Giant Puffball” fungus, calvatia gigantea, as the official mushroom of the Commonwealth.