AB 888: Removing ugly plastics from beauty products (2015)

 
CLCV Supported
Passed Senate 24-14 (9/2/2015)
Passed Assembly 64-12 (9/8/2015)
Signed into law by Governor Brown (10/8/2015)

Synthetic plastic microbeads are in hundreds of personal care products including toothpaste and body wash, are not biodegradable, and absorb toxins. They are not recovered in traditional wastewater treatment plants and are becoming pervasive in our waterways and ocean. Fish and other marine life consume them; toxins then accumulate up the food chain and pose a health threat to people and wildlife. AB 888 will phase out the use of plastic microbeads in personal care products in favor of the many available biodegradable alternatives.

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Ben Allen D
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Joel Anderson R
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Patricia Bates R
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Jim Beall D
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Tom Berryhill R
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Marty Block D
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Anthony Cannella R
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Kevin de León D
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Jean Fuller R
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Ted Gaines R
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Cathleen Galgiani D
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Steve Glazer D
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Isadore Hall D
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Loni Hancock D
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Edward P. Hernandez D
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Bob Hertzberg D
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Jerry Hill D
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Ben Hueso D
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Bob Huff R
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Hannah-Beth Jackson D
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Ricardo Lara D
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Mark Leno D
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Connie Leyva D
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Carol Liu D
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Mike McGuire D
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Tony Mendoza D
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Holly Mitchell D
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Bill Monning D
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John Moorlach R
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Mike Morrell R
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Janet Nguyen R
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Jim Nielsen R
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Richard Pan D
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Fran Pavley D
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Richard Roth D
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Sharon Runner R
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Jeff Stone R
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Andy Vidak R
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Bob Wieckowski D
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Lois Wolk D
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Katcho Achadjian R
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Luis Alejo D
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Travis Allen R
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Toni Atkins D
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Catharine Baker R
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Frank Bigelow R
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Richard Bloom D
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Susan Bonilla D
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Rob Bonta D
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William Brough R
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Cheryl Brown D
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Autumn Burke D
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Ian Calderon D
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Nora Campos D
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Ling-Ling Chang R
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Ed Chau D
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Rocky Chavez R
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David Chiu D
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Kansen Chu D
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Ken Cooley D
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Jim Cooper D
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Matt Dababneh D
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Brian Dahle R
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Tom Daly D
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Bill Dodd D
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Susan Eggman D
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Jim Frazier D
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Beth Gaines R
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James Gallagher R
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Cristina Garcia D
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Eduardo Garcia D
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Mike Gatto D
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Mike Gipson D
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Jimmy Gomez D
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Lorena Gonzalez D
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Rich Gordon D
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Adam Gray D
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Shannon Grove R
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David Hadley R
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Matthew Harper R
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Roger Hernandez D
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Chris Holden D
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Jacqui Irwin D
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Brian Jones R
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Reggie Jones-Sawyer D
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Young Kim R
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Tom Lackey R
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Marc Levine D
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Eric Linder R
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Patty López D
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Evan Low D
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Brian Maienschein R
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Devon Mathis R
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Chad Mayes R
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Kevin McCarty D
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Jose Medina D
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Melissa Melendez R
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Kevin Mullin D
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Adrin Nazarian D
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Jay Obernolte R
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Kristin Olsen R
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Patrick O`Donnell D
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Jim Patterson R
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Henry Perea D
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Bill Quirk D
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Anthony Rendon D
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Sebastian Ridley-Thomas D
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Freddie Rodriguez D
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Rudy Salas D
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Miguel Santiago D
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Marc Steinorth R
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Mark Stone D
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Tony Thurmond D
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Phil Ting D
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Donald Wagner R
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Marie Waldron R
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Shirley Weber D
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Scott Wilk R
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Das Williams D
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Jim Wood D
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