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News & Press: Legislative

Legislative Update - September 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020  

AB1788 (Bloom) - 

Pesticides: use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides.

August 31, 2020 UPDATE- The CA Legislature passed AB 1788 in a huge win for wildlife. AB 1788 puts a moratorium on the use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides throughout the state until the CA Dept. of Pesticide finishes its reevaluation process. The bill next goes to the Governor’s desk for signature. Let's make sure this goes on the ballot everywhere- to save all of our birds of prey and other carnivorous or scavenging birds from this terrible poison.

This bill, the California Ecosystems Protection Act of 2020, would additionally prohibit the use of any second generation anticoagulant rodenticide, as defined, in this state until the director certifies to the Secretary of State that, among other things, the Department of Pesticide Regulation has completed a reevaluation of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides and the Department of Pesticide Regulation, in consultation with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, has adopted any additional restrictions necessary to ensure that continued use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides is not reasonably expected to result in significant adverse effects to nontarget wildlife, as provided. The bill would expand the exemption for agricultural activities to include activities conducted in certain locations. The bill would also exempt from its provisions the use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides in certain locations and under specified conditions, including use by any governmental agency employee for public health activities, use by a mosquito or vector control district to protect the public health, use for the eradication of nonnative invasive species inhabiting or found to be present on offshore islands in a manner that is  consistent with all otherwise applicable federal and state laws and regulations, use to control an actual or potential rodent infestation associated with a public health need, and use for research purposes related to the above-described reevaluation.

Assembly Bill AB 1080 (Gonzalez) - 

Solid waste: packaging and products.

This bill would enact the California Circular Economy andPollution Reduction Act, which would impose a comprehensive regulatory scheme on producers, retailers, and wholesalers of single-use packaging, as defined, and priority single-use products, as defined, made partially or entirely of plastic, to be administered by the department. As part of that regulatory scheme, the bill would require producers, as defined, to source reduce, to the maximum extent feasible, single-use packaging and priority single-use products, and to ensure that all single-use packaging and priority single-use products that are manufactured on or after January 1, 2032, and that are offered for sale, sold, distributed, or imported in or into the state are recyclable or compostable. The bill would require the department to achieve and maintain, by January 1, 2032, a statewide 75% reduction of the waste generated from single-use packaging and priority single-use products offered for sale, sold, distributed, or imported in or into the state through source reduction, recycling, or composting.

Senate Bill SB54 (Allen)

Solid waste: packaging and products.

This bill that accompanies AB1080 would enact the California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act, which would impose a comprehensive regulatory scheme on producers, retailers, and wholesalers of single-use packaging, as defined, and priority single-use products, as defined, to be administered by the department.

 


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