Proposition 65 Reform Efforts Stalled Until Next Year
Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) administration and various stakeholders tabled until next year negotiations to reform Proposition 65, which 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. Stakeholders -- including the California Environment Protection Agency and the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment -- had hoped to introduce a bill to reform the law before the start of the Legislature's midterm recess on Sept. 13 but could not come to an agreement.
- "Prop. 65 Talks Fail To Produce Toxic Chemical Reforms This Year" (Arns, Sacramento Business Journal, 9/3).