Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Irene Haines (R-34) applauded the passage of legislation that would ban the intentional or organized release of helium balloons into the atmosphere.
The bill introduced by Rep. Haines and taken up by the Environment Committee was passed 123-12 in the House of Representatives on Thursday, May 23rd.
“The current law on the books says due to the harmful effects of these balloons when they fall back down to our lands and waterways, we should not intentionally release ten or more,” said Rep. Haines. “If ten or more are harmful, isn’t the intentional release of one to ten equally as harmful? Let’s be responsible with our litter and properly dispose of these balloons and nylon strings.”