The following bills are currently being discussed in the Senate or House. Know the facts and let others know about the important issues that are being raised.
Group: Asthma Action Plan
In October of 2003, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Justice approved a precedent-setting recommendations report identifying a comprehensive program for achieving environmental justice in California. These recommendations seek the most far-reaching set of environmental justice policies in the nation, and call for new policies and practices that could change permitting processes, regulations and all programs dealing with the. The recommendations cite the need to incorporate key elements of the Precautionary Principle into Cal/EPA decision-making processes and call for addressing and reducing the cumulative environmental impacts. The report acknowledges the need to prevent harm and that race, class and other social economic factors impact community vulnerabilities to environmental exposure.
Significant Action — in Senate Appropriations Committee
Do you know what is in the water you purchase from a vended water machine? Vended water consumers expect the water to be cleaner and safer than their tap water. In reality, many water vending machines fail to meet State health and consumer protection standards as a result of insufficient routine monitoring.
AB 2644 establishes a mechanism to provide needed accountability for an industry that currently operates with virtually no oversight. This bill uses existing tools within state government to ensure that public health and consumer rights are protected, rather than creating a costly new bureaucracy.
AB 2644 provides public health and consumer protection safeguards for consumers of Water Vending Machines (WVMs) operating in California. AB 2644:
City: Fort Ord