June 2023 PFAS Legislative Developments

June Legislation Tracking (June 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023)

Current Trends in Legislation – June 2023


1 Federal Bill Introduced

  • Federal Level
  • Key point addressed: Appropriations for PFAS program in relation to airports and firefighting foam.

Firefighting Foam

      • States Involved: CT, PA, WI
      • Key point addressed: Prohibiting use of PFAS substances in firefighting foam and remediation funding.

New Bills This Period

PFAS Legislation


  • 1 Bill Introduced


    • 4 bills were introduced in June mentioning PFAS
      • CT – 1
      • MA – 1
      • PA -1
      • WI -1

    Signed into Law

    2 State bills signed into law


    • Sponsors: Environment Committee
    • Introduced: 1/11/2023
    • Status: (6/27/2023) Signed by Governor
    • Summary: To provide municipalities with needed resources to test for and remediate PFAS contamination on town-owned properties and to assist residential homeowners impacted by such contamination.

    Bill Name: An Act Relating to Waters and Navigation — PFAS in Drinking Water, Groundwater, and Surface Water (RI)  

    • Sponsors: Speakman
    • Introduced: 3/1/2023
    • Status: (6/22/2023) Signed by Governor
    • Summary: Monitors public water for PFAS contamination

    Highlighted Bills – PFAS Legislation

    Federal Bill: S. 1939
    • Bill Name: FAA Reauthorization Act of 2023 
    • Sponsors: Maria Cantwell
    • Introduced: 6/13/2023
    • Status:(6/13/2023) Introduced
    • Summary: PFAS replacement program for airports. Within 90 days after the date on which the Department of Defense approves a fluorine-free firefighting agent to the Qualified Products’ List for products meeting Military Specification MIL-PRE-32725, dated January 12, 2023, the Secretary shall establish a PFAS replacement program, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and subject to terms, conditions, and assurances acceptable to the Secretary, to reimburse eligible airports for the reasonable and appropriate costs associated with any of the following.
    State Bill: HB6941 (CT)
    • Sponsors: Matthew Ritter
    • Introduced: 6/5/2023
    • Status:(6/5/2023) Introduced
    • Summary: Appropriate $3,000,000 to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, for Other Expenses, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, to provide grants to municipalities to remove PFAS from fire apparatus.
    State Bill: HB3948 (MA)
    • Bill Name: An Act prohibiting state and municipal contracts for the purchase and installation of artificial turf fields 
    • Sponsors: Carmine Lawrence Gentile
    • Introduced: 6/26/2023
    • Status:(6/26/2023) Introduced
    • Summary: No state agency or state authority shall provide funding for the purchase, use or installation of artificial turf that contains zinc, plastic or PFAS substances for any new or existing field after October 1, 2023. Any artificial turf field containing zinc, plastic or PFAS that is in use prior to October 1, 2023 shall be allowed to be used for its useful life but shall not be replaced with artificial turf containing zinc, plastic or PFAS.
    State Bill: AB312 (WI)
    • Bill Name: AN ACT Relating to: programs and requirements to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. 
    • Sponsors: Mursau
    • Introduced: 6/9/2023
    • Status:(6/9/2023) Introduced
    • Summary: This bill creates several new programs and requirements relating to PFAS. The bill requires the Department of Natural Resources to create a municipal PFAS grant programs for water monitoring, site maintenance. The bill also requires DNR to provide grants to persons that own property with PFAS contamination that is not known to be the responsibility of the person. The bill requires DNR to survey or resurvey local fire departments about their use and possession of PFAS-containing firefighting foam, send communications and information, and contract with a third party to collect PFAS-containing firefighting foam. The department of natural resources shall provide a grant to any person who owns property that is contaminated by PFAS substances and the person has not been identified as the responsible party for the contamination
    State Bill: HB1541 (PA)
    • Bill Name: An act providing for firefighting personal protective equipment; and imposing penalties. 
    • Sponsors: Harkins
    • Introduced: 6/29/2023
    • Status:(6/29/2023) Introduced
    • Summary: Beginning January 1, 2028, a person may not distribute, manufacture, offer for sale, produce or sell firefighting personal protective equipment that contains an intentionally added PFAS chemical.

    Updates on Previously Highlighted Bills


    None at this time

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