Movement To Make Nail Salons Safer In California Could Get Boost From Federal Legislation
Although the proposed bill would help, California and Bay Area counties have also already taken some action. Last week, the state released guidelines for cities and counties to voluntarily implement programs to certify “healthy” nail salons.
The Mercury News:
Behind The Push To Make California Nail Salons Healthier
Now, the movement to make salons safer for the mostly young immigrant women who work in them may be getting a boost at the federal level. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Ca, and Nevada Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto last week introduced The Environmental Justice Right to Know Act. If passed, their bill would direct the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to research ventilation in beauty salons and determine a healthy level of ventilation for workers. (Sciacca, 5/3)
In other news from Sacramento —
Senate Bill Would Expand Marijuana Delivery To All Of California
With limited time to craft rules before the law took effect at the start of the year, many towns approved outright bans of all marijuana businesses. The patchwork of local laws have created vast "pot deserts" that will remain until cities and counties opt to reconsider rules. (Luna, 5/2)