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Memos of Support and Opposition Issued for 2015 Legislative Session:

  • GMO Labeling: A.617 Rosenthal/S.485 LaValle
    Summary: Provides for the labeling of food or food products that contain a genetically modified material or that are produced with genetically modified material
    Currently: A.617: referred to Assembly Codes Committee (3/3/15); S.485: referred to Senate Consumer Protection
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Child Safe Products Act: A.5612 Englebright/S.4102 Boyle
    Summary: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to regulation of toxic chemicals in children’s products
    Currently: A.5612: referred to Assembly Ways and Means (3/24/15); S.4102: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Micro-Bead Free Waters Act:  A.5896 Schimel/S.3932 O'Mara
    Summary: Enacts the “Microbead-Free Waters Act” to prohibit the sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads.
    Currently: A.5896: reported to Assembly Codes (3/24/15); S.3932: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • (Bad) Micro-Bead Bill: S.4403 O'Mara
    Summary: Relates to prohibiting the manufacture and sale of personal care products and over-the-counter drugs containing synthetic plastic  microbeads 
    Currently: S.4403: 1st Report Calendar (Cal.290) (3/24/15)
    Opposition Memo (pdf)
     
  • Styrofoam Waste Reduction: A.5743 Kavanagh/S.2493 Krueger
    Summary: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to food service waste reduction.
    Currently: A.5743: referred to Assembly Codes Committee (3/17/15); S.2493: referred to Senate Environmental Conservation Committee
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Global Warming Pollution Control Act: A.6072 Englebright
    Summary: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to global warming pollution control.
    Currently: A.6072: referred to Assembly Ways and Means Committee (3/17/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)
     
  • Shared Renewable Energy Facilities: A.107 Paulin/S.3544 Griffo
    Summary: Allows for the interconnection and operation of shared solar and wind facilities to the benefit of consumers that may not have access to suitable renewable energy generation sites.
    Currently: A.107: referred to Assembly Energy Committee (1/7/15); S.3544: referred to Senate Energy Committee (2/12/15)
    Support Memo (pdf)