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AB-1656 Fur products: labeling.(2009-2010)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Veto
Bill Status
AB-1656
Ma (A) , Lieu (A)
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Alquist (S) , Blumenfield (A) , Eng (A) , Feuer (A) , Jones (A) , Solorio (A)
Fur products: labeling.
02/18/10
An act to add Title 1.1B (commencing with Section 1739.80) to Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, relating to fur products.
Assembly
08/12/10
03/23/10

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/25/10 Vetoed by Governor.
08/25/10 Enrolled and to the Governor at 2:50 p.m.
08/11/10 In Assembly. To enrollment.
08/11/10 Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 22. Noes 11. Page 4463.)
06/17/10 Read second time. To third reading.
Governor's Veto Message














To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1656 without my signature.

This bill would prohibit the sale of any clothing made wholly or partially of fur, regardless of the cost of the fur or price of the product, unless a label with the type of animal fur used and its origin is conspicuously displayed on the clothing. It would provide labeling options, exempt used clothing, protect merchants from liability if a manufacturer certifies that the clothing meets this requirement, and make violations of this requirement subject to penalties.

I am concerned that this bill may increase costs to manufacturers and/or merchants associated with labeling additional clothing products. In addition, the penalty structure that provides for a penalty of $1,000 for each subsequent violation per article of clothing is excessive.

For these reasons I cannot sign this bill.

Sincerely,



Arnold Schwarzenegger