Calif. Senate Backs Tweaks To Chemical Warning Regs

Law360, Chicago (September 11, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT) -- The California Senate on Tuesday approved a bill designed to curtail unnecessary litigation under Proposition 65, the state law requiring businesses and other establishments to post warnings regarding potentially harmful chemicals.

The legislation, A.B. 227, which would give businesses two weeks to fix alleged safety violations, was approved in a 37-0 vote and sent back to the Assembly, which approved the legislation in May by a 72-0 vote.

Prop 65 requires companies to warn consumers when they sell products or have substances on premises that contain...
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