The MN House Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee approved HF3268, a proposed bill to establish a PFAS task force. The measure has been sent to the House Government Operations Committee. There is no Senate companion.
Funded with $150,000 from the General Fund, the task force would be charged, in part, to review information about locations where substances have been detected, create an interagency response plan, identify knowledge gaps, estimate mitigation costs and develop strategies and recommendations to meet a goal of reducing PFAS contamination. A report would be due annually to the Legislature.
The House Commerce Committee approved HF3180 which would ban PFAS in food packaging. Its next stop is the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee.