Bill Banning BPA in Infant Products Heads to Governor
On Tuesday, the California Assembly voted 42-19 to pass a Senate-approved bill (AB 1319) -- by Assembly member Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Ray) -- that would prohibit beginning in July 2013 the sale, manufacture or distribution of infant bottles or cups containing bisphenol A. The plastic chemical, also known as BPA, has been linked in laboratory tests to health problems. The bill now proceeds to Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who has not publicly taken a stance on the measure.
- "Bill To Ban BPA in Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups Sent to Jerry Brown" (Sanders, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 9/6).
- "Lawmakers Pass Bill Banning BPA in Baby Products" (AP/San Jose Mercury News, 9/6).