If you do not have allergies, this probably does sound very silly to you. But, honestly, as someone who suffered for years because of fragrances worn by other women at work, I can tell you I would have welcomed such a ban in my workplace.
My mother is very sensitive to that sort of stuff, but she’s retired. However, I have not heard her advocating for a ban on scents in my town.
My gym, however, has asked its members not to wear heavy scents. That would pertain mostly to women, I suppose.
On the other hand, why in the world does it have to be a law? Why can’t the governor issue an executive order for state government workplaces?
Maybe it’s because if they can do a law for state workers, they think they can eventually do it for local government workers and the private sector, instead of letting them determine their own policies. Camels nose in the tent, and all that.
The building I worked at doesn't enforce it. I wound up in the hospital for an overnight stay, stress tests the next day, etc., due to someone’s fragrances. My boss understood and did what she could, then finally suggested I consider telecommuting. That has been such a blessing for me, you can't even know.
I don't really want laws to ban fragrances but whatever chemicals these companies are putting in them needs to be exposed. I can handle true perfumes, flowers, and such. Even all the oily odors from an auto shop or junk yard is completely bearable. But the cocktails these fragrances are are practically poison.
I don’t have allergies, but most scent is a migraine trigger. So I agree...