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AB-1179 Hazardous waste facilities: inspections.(2017-2018)

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Bill Status
AB-1179
Kalra (A)
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Hazardous waste facilities: inspections.
03/21/17
An act to add Section 25185.2 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous waste.
Assembly
09/19/17
04/17/17

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/10/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/26/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/15/17 In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
09/14/17 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 28. Noes 12. Page 2931.).
09/05/17 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1179 without my signature.

This bill would require the Department of Toxic Substances Control to adopt regulations establishing the frequency of inspections for permitted hazardous waste facilities.

There is no question that comprehensive reform of the Department's operations is needed and the Administration is committed to working with the Legislature on that task. When it comes to protecting the public health of our communities, government cannot afford to make promises it cannot keep.

Adding new responsibilities to the Department must be undertaken holistically while considering the resources and funding available. Doing anything less robs the community of a real solution and sets government up for failure.

Addressing the structural problems at the Department, both fiscal and administrative, will not be an easy task, but one that is achievable if the Administration and the Legislature work together. I look forward to the partnership.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.