Salem, OR – July 1, 2015: Today, the Oregon Senate voted to pass the Toxic Free Kids Act (SB 478), a bill that would begin filling the gaps in Oregonians’ understanding of how, when and in what quantities our children are exposed to hazardous chemicals, and then help to phase those chemicals out
Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer rolled out her Toxic-Free Kids Act for the fourth time in her four years as a legislator from Southeast Portland on Monday, and this time around, the increased Democratic majority may be what it takes to put one of her flagship issues into law.
Salem, OR – The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today on Senate Bill 478, the Toxic-free Kids Act. The bill, aimed to protect Oregon’s children from toxic chemicals found in toys and children’s products, is a priority of Senator Chris Edwards (D-Eugene).
Dangerous or toxic toys can still be found on America’s store shelves, according to the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG)’s 29th annual Trouble in Toyland report.
August 30, 2013 – Advocates say they plan to bring back the Toxics Disclosure for Healthy Kids Act, which passed out of the House but died in the Senate this spring – but aren't yet sure when they'll put it on the table.
July 9, 2013 — This is how the legislative session ends; not with a bang, but with a whimper.
April 16, 2013 — Oregon took a big step forward to taking toxic toys off its shelves, as House Bill 3162, moved out of the House Health Committee.
March 13, 2013 — Rep. Jason Conger, the Republican representative from Bend, knows what it’s like to be a parent frightened about raising a child in a toxic environment.