AB 1879 (Feuer) Green Chemistry


Summary.
AB 1879 (Feuer) gives the California Environmental Protection Agency greater authority to regulate toxins in consumer products.

Position and Status.
CAW Supports. AB 1879 was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger Sep 29. Previously, AB 1879 passed an Assembly concurrence vote Aug 31 with a 64-12 vote, passed off the Senate floor Aug 25 with a 24-13 vote, passed out of Senate Approps. Aug 7 with a 8-6 vote, passed out of Sen. EQ June 23 with a 5-2 vote, passed off the Assembly floor May 29 with a 47-29 vote, passed out of Assembly Approps. May 22 with a 12-5 vote, passed out of Asm Health April 15 with a 12-5 vote, and passed out of ESTM April 8 with a 5-2 vote.

Description.

AB 1879 would increase regulatory authority over chemicals in consumer products. The bill would accomplish this by, among other things, creating an advisory panel of scientists to guide research in chemical policy, establishing regulation for assessing alternatives, and setting up an internet database of research on toxins.

CAW Staff Contacts.
Mark Murray (916) 443-5422

Current Actions.
No current actions for this bill.

Assembly Member Mike Feuer
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Supporters.

Californians Against Waste
Asian Law Caucus
BIOCOM
Breast Cancer Fund
CA Association of Professional Scientists
California League of Conservation Voters
California Product Stewardship Council
Catholic Healthcare West
Chemical Industry Council of California
Coalition for Clean Air
DuPont Company
Environment California
Environmental Defense Fund
Grocery Manufacturers Association
Natural Resources Defense Council
Planning and Conservation League
Sierra Club California

Opposition.

American Electronics Association
Ford

Fact Sheet

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.

 

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