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AB-1120 Controlled substances: butane.(2017-2018)

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Bill Status
AB-1120
Cooper (A) , Dahle (A)
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Controlled substances: butane.
03/21/17
An act to add Section 11107.2 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to controlled substances.
Assembly
09/13/17
09/01/17

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
10/05/17 Vetoed by Governor.
09/19/17 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
09/11/17 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 3114.).
09/06/17 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 8 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
09/06/17 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 34. Noes 3. Page 2513.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 1120 without my signature.

This bill restricts the sale of butane products, and creates a butane sales database housed in the Department of Justice.

I empathize with the author's intent to address the tragic explosions that can occur at illegal butane hash-oil production sites.  Unfortunately, I believe this bill takes a very expensive approach that may not ultimately solve the problem.  The Department of Public Health is currently working on regulations that will be finalized at the end of this year that move this type of production out of the shadows and into a safe and regulated environment.  I believe any additional legislation aimed at curbing illegal butane use should be more narrowly tailored, and not place a uniform limit on an industry that has many other legitimate uses.

Sincerely,



Edmund G. Brown Jr.