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SB-232 Hazardous substances: regulated metals: packaging materials.(2019-2020)

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Bill Status
SB-232
Dodd (S)
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Bates (S) , Galgiani (S) , Cristina Garcia (A)
Hazardous substances: regulated metals: packaging materials.
03/10/19
An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 25214.13 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous substances.
Senate
09/06/19
08/22/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/27/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
09/27/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/10/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/04/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 40. Noes 0. Page 2530.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/04/19 Ordered to special consent calendar.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 232 without my signature.

This bill increases the permissible heavy metal limit in recycled glass from 100 parts per million (ppm) to 200 ppm until January 1, 2024.

While I have been a strong supporter of increasing our recycling efforts in California, I do not believe we should risk potential exposure to toxic substances during the process.

This bill would allow increased heavy metal levels in glass packaging, which may result in unsafe toxic exposures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have unequivocally stated that there is no safe level of lead exposure, especially for vulnerable populations like our children. We need to ensure that the food products we give to our children are in glass containers that are safe for consumption.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom