SB 772: Playing with fire… and public health

 
CLCV Supported
Passed Senate 23-14 (6/3/09)
Failed in Assembly Appropriations Committee 6-5 (8/19/09)

It’s bad enough that some fire retardants added to consumer products contain chemicals linked to cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It’s even worse when those chemicals are added to consumer products that pose no serious fire risk. Yet that’s exactly what happens with many infants’ and children’s products in California, due to an arcane rule by the even more arcane Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation. SB 772 would have exempted strollers, infant carriers, bassinets and nursing pillows from requirements to be treated with fire retardant unless the bureau determined the products pose a serious fire hazard.

Senator Party Vote
Sam Aanestad R
Good
Good
Elaine Alquist D
Good
Good
Roy Ashburn R
Bad
Bad
John Benoit R
Bad
Bad
Ron Calderon D
Bad
Bad
Gil Cedillo D
Not Voting
Not Voting
Dave Cogdill R
Bad
Bad
Ellen Corbett D
Good
Good
Lou Correa D
Bad
Bad
Dave Cox R
Bad
Bad
Jeff Denham R
Good
Good
Mark DeSaulnier D
Good
Good
Denise Ducheny D
Not Voting
Not Voting
Bob Dutton R
Good
Good
Dean Florez D
Bad
Bad
Loni Hancock D
Good
Good
Tom Harman R
Bad
Bad
Dennis Hollingsworth R
Bad
Bad
Bob Huff R
Bad
Bad
Christine Kehoe D
Good
Good
Mark Leno D
Good
Good
Carol Liu D
Good
Good
Alan Lowenthal D
Good
Good
Abel Maldonado R
Good
Good
Gloria Negrete McLeod D
Good
Good
Jenny Oropeza D
Good
Good
Alex Padilla D
Good
Good
Fran Pavley D
Good
Good
Gloria Romero D
Good
Good
George Runner R
Bad
Bad
Joe Simitian D
Good
Good
Darrell Steinberg D
Good
Good
Tony Strickland R
Good
Good
Mimi Walters R
Bad
Bad
Pat Wiggins D
Good
Good
Lois Wolk D
Good
Good
Rod Wright D
Bad
Bad
Mark Wyland R
Bad
Bad
Leland Yee D
Good
Good

No Assembly action was taken on this item.

This item did not end up on the Governor's desk; therefore, he could not sign or veto it.

 
 
 

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