April 29, 2003: IAQ Legislation Fever Is In Full Bloom
Nearly one-quarter of the proposed legislation deals with mold and mold remediation, another quarter on IAQ in schools, and the remainder on improving air quality in public buildings. Connecticut is the leader with 10 bills, nine of which target school IAQ. The Texas state legislature is considering seven bills, mostly focused on mold and mold remediation.
Seventeen states are working on mold-related legislation, covering a wide range of issues, including:
Eleven states are addressing school IAQ in this year's legislative sessions. As noted above, Connecticut has nine bills under consideration. Most of the proposed legislation centers on developing standards and guidelines for school IAQ and inspecting schools to ensure good IAQ for students, teachers, and staff. The specific issues addressed include:
Seven states have pending legislation targeted at improving IAQ in public buildings, with Massachusetts having the most bills in the works. The issues these bills focus on include:
Publication date: 04/28/2003