AB 19 - An Act to Add Division 27.5 (Commencing with Section 44570) to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Product Labeling.

Greenhouse gas emissions: consumer product labeling. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

This bill would enact the Carbon Labeling Act of 2009. The act would require the state board to develop and implement… More
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

This bill would enact the Carbon Labeling Act of 2009. The act would require the state board to develop and implement a program for the voluntary assessment, verification, and standardized labeling of the carbon footprint, as defined, of consumer products sold in this state. Hide
 
Status:
The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on August 17, 2009. 
Senate Committee on Appropriations Vote: Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.

PASSED on August 17, 2009.

voted YES: 13 voted NO: 0
0 voted present/not voting

An Act to Add Division 27.5 (Commencing with Section 44570) to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Product Labeling.

AB 19 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring and regulating sources of emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

This bill would enact the Carbon Labeling Act of 2009. The act would require the state board to develop and implement a program for the voluntary assessment, verification, and standardized labeling of the carbon footprint, as defined, of consumer products sold in this state.
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Title
An Act to Add Division 27.5 (Commencing with Section 44570) to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Product Labeling.
Author(s)
Ira Ruskin
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Greenhouse gas emissions: consumer product labeling
    Major Actions
    Introduced12/01/2008
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Natural Resources4/13/2009
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2009
    Passed Assembly6/02/2009
    Passed Senate Committee on Environmental Quality7/06/2009
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/17/2009
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Natural ResourcesDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.4/13/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
    6 voted YES 3 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/28/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssemblyAB 19 RUSKIN Assembly Third Reading6/02/2009This bill PASSED the Assembly
    47 voted YES 32 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Environmental QualityDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.7/06/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality
    5 voted YES 2 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.8/17/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    13 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced12/01/2008
    12/01/2008Read first time. To print.
    12/02/2008From printer. May be heard in committee January 1.
    2/05/2009Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
    select this voteVote4/13/2009Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    4/20/2009From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. Read second time and amended.
    4/21/2009Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
    4/30/2009Action rescinded whereby the bill was reported from committee with author's amendments and whereby the bill was read second time and amended on April 20 From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 3.) (April 13).
    5/04/2009Read second time and amended.
    5/05/2009Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/20/2009In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    select this voteVote5/28/2009Do pass.
    5/29/2009From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 28). Read second time. To third reading.
    6/02/2009Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 47. Noes 32. Page 1926.)
    select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/02/2009AB 19 RUSKIN Assembly Third Reading
    6/03/2009In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    6/18/2009Referred to Com. on EQ.
    select this voteVote7/06/2009Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    7/07/2009From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 6).
    7/20/2009In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
    8/17/2009In committee: Placed on Appropriations suspense file.
    currently selectedVote8/17/2009Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
    8/27/2009In committee: Held under submission.
    11/30/2010From Senate committee without further action.

    Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    opposed this motion

    $1,593
    $1,962
    $0
    $1,031
    $2,900
    YES$7,485
    $0
    $0
    $0
    $0
    $0
    NO$0
    12 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Division 27.5 (Commencing with Section 44570) to the Health and Safety Code, Relating to Product Labeling.: Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.

    12 organizations supported this motion

    American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    American Lung Association
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Association of Professional Scientists
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Manufacturers & Technology Association
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Carbon Label California
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    East Bay Municipal Utility District
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Environment California
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Grocery Manufacturers Association
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    League of Conservation Voters
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    National Parks Conservation Association
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Open Hand Manufacturing, Inc.
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Sierra Club California
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.

    5 organizations opposed this motion

    California Cattlemen's Association
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    California Chamber of Commerce
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Procter & Gamble
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    Santa Barbara Technology & Industry Association
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.
    TechAmerica
    SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (2009, July 27). AB19 7.27.2009. Retrieved October 22, 2010, from Leg Info.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$55,150$2,000Yes
    Dave CoxRCA-1$4,000$2,000Yes
    Jeff DenhamRCA-12$8,000$23,205Yes
    Loni HancockDCA-9$72,900$8,500Yes
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$60,600$4,400Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$93,850$1,900Yes
    Jenny OropezaDCA-28$25,000$0Yes
    Curren PriceDCA-26$49,200$6,500Yes
    George RunnerRCA-17$19,600$10,400Yes
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$21,200$19,000Yes
    Lois WolkDCA-5$93,153$4,900Yes
    Mark WylandRCA-38$6,400$5,000Yes
    Leland YeeDCA-8$84,995$9,500Yes

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$55,150$2,000Yes
    Dave CoxRCA-1$4,000$2,000Yes
    Jeff DenhamRCA-12$8,000$23,205Yes
    Loni HancockDCA-9$72,900$8,500Yes
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$60,600$4,400Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$93,850$1,900Yes
    Jenny OropezaDCA-28$25,000$0Yes
    Curren PriceDCA-26$49,200$6,500Yes
    George RunnerRCA-17$19,600$10,400Yes
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$21,200$19,000Yes
    Lois WolkDCA-5$93,153$4,900Yes
    Mark WylandRCA-38$6,400$5,000Yes
    Leland YeeDCA-8$84,995$9,500Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this motion

    $ Donated
    State & local government employee unions$380,875
    Other unions$113,900
    Food & kindred products manufacturing$43,200
    Manufacturing$29,400
    Health & welfare policy$16,823
    Environmental policy$9,850
    Environmental services, equipment & consulting$0
    Energy, natural resources & environment$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this motion

    $ Donated
    Electronics manufacturing & services$37,700
    Chambers of commerce$25,500
    Livestock$20,705
    Communications & electronics$13,400
    Personal products manufacturing$0
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