Environmental Health State Bill Tracking Database


The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks environmental health bills that have been introduced in the 50 states, territories and Washington, D.C.

Environmental health legislation addresses environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality, whether in the natural or human-made environment.

Database Notes

  • Bill information for the current year is updated each Tuesday. New measures are added as they are identified by NCSL staff. There may be a delay in adding all introduced bills for the current session.
  • You can search legislation for each year from 2009 to the present by state, topic, keyword, year, status or primary sponsor.
  • For legislation in related policy areas, see the NCSL Environment and Natural Resources Database, Maternal and Child Health Database and the Energy Database.
  • Bills may appear twice in carry over states. In these states, please check the last date of action to ensure the status of the bill reflects the appropriate year.
  • Clicking on the bill number displays the full text of bills (for bills from 2015 and later).

Searchable Database

For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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Environmental Health Database Search Terms

Body Art Tattoo
Children's Environmental Health
Drinking Water
Environmental Health Management
Food Safety
Indoor Air Quality (includes mold and radon)
Pesticides (includes mosquito control)
Swimming Pools
Toxins and Chemicals (includes asbestos, lead, and mercury)
Tracking, Surveillance, and Biomonitoring
Water/Waste Water

The Environmental Health Legislation Database identifies legislation related to these topic areas from the introduction, through the legislative process, to adoption, to the Governor’s desk, to final enactment. The progress of each bill is updated twice monthly through the end of that state’s session.