New Law Eases Burden of Prop. 65 on Businesses
In October 2013, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill (AB 227) to amend Proposition 65 to ease the burden on businesses. Prop. 65 requires manufacturers, retailers and property owners to post warning signs if goods or premises are contaminated with chemicals known to cause birth defects or cancer. The new law gives businesses a 14-day grace period to comply with Prop. 65 and allows business owners to pay a small fine to avoid certain legal actions under Prop. 65.
- "Calif. Toxin Law Warns Consumers, but Can Burden Businesses" ("All Things Considered," NPR, 1/5).