AB 1242: Human right to water: a novel concept

 
CLCV Supported
Passed Senate 23-14 (9/9/09)
Passed Assembly 53-24 (9/10/09)
Vetoed by the Governor

Most Californians assume they have a legal right to safe and affordable drinking water. Wrong. Excessive levels of nitrates, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and naturally occurring chemicals in high concentrations have forced many families, particularly in economically disadvantaged communities, to switch to much more expensive bottled water to meet their domestic water needs. AB 1242 (Ruskin) would have made it a policy of the state of California that everyone should have access to safe, affordable water for basic human needs and would have required state agency regulations, practices, and grant guidelines to prioritize the provision of safe, affordable water for basic human needs.

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Sam Aanestad R
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Elaine Alquist D
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Roy Ashburn R
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John Benoit R
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Ron Calderon D
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Gil Cedillo D
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Dave Cogdill R
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Ellen Corbett D
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Lou Correa D
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Dave Cox R
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Jeff Denham R
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Mark DeSaulnier D
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Denise Ducheny D
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Bob Dutton R
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Dean Florez D
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Loni Hancock D
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Tom Harman R
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Dennis Hollingsworth R
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Bob Huff R
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Christine Kehoe D
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Mark Leno D
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Carol Liu D
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Alan Lowenthal D
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Abel Maldonado R
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Gloria Negrete McLeod D
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Jenny Oropeza D
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Alex Padilla D
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Fran Pavley D
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Curren Price D
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Gloria Romero D
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George Runner R
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Joe Simitian D
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Darrell Steinberg D
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Tony Strickland R
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Mimi Walters R
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Pat Wiggins D
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Lois Wolk D
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Rod Wright D
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Mark Wyland R
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Leland Yee D
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Anthony Adams R
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Tom Ammiano D
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Joel Anderson R
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Juan Arambula I
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Karen Bass D
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Jim Beall D
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Bill Berryhill R
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Tom Berryhill R
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Sam Blakeslee R
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Marty Block D
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Bob Blumenfield D
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Julia Brownley D
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Joan Buchanan D
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Anna Caballero D
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Charles Calderon D
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Wilmer Amina Carter D
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Wesley Chesbro D
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Connie Conway R
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Paul Cook R
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Joe Coto D
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Mike Davis D
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Hector De La Torre D
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Kevin de León D
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Chuck DeVore R
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Bill Emmerson R
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Mike Eng D
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Noreen Evans D
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Mike Feuer D
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Nathan Fletcher R
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Paul Fong D
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Felipe Fuentes D
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Jean Fuller R
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Warren Furutani D
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Ted Gaines R
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Cathleen Galgiani D
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Martin Garrick R
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Danny Gilmore R
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Curt Hagman R
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Isadore Hall D
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Diane Harkey R
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Mary Hayashi D
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Edward P. Hernandez D
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Jerry Hill D
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Alyson Huber D
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Jared Huffman D
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Kevin Jeffries R
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Dave Jones D
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Steve Knight R
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Paul Krekorian D
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Ted Lieu D
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Dan Logue R
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Bonnie Lowenthal D
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Fiona Ma D
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Tony Mendoza D
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Jeff Miller R
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Bill Monning D
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Pedro Nava D
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Brian Nestande R
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Roger Niello R
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Jim Nielsen R
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John A. Pérez D
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V. Manuel Pérez D
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Anthony Portantino D
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Ira Ruskin D
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Mary Salas D
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Lori Saldaña D
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Jim Silva R
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Nancy Skinner D
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Cameron Smyth R
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Jose Solorio D
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Audra Strickland R
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Sandré Swanson D
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Tom Torlakson D
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Norma Torres D
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Alberto Torrico D
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Van Tran R
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Mike Villines R
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Mariko Yamada D
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