SB 772 - An Act to Add Section 19161.4 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Home Furnishings.

Home furnishings: fire retardancy: juvenile products. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, the Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Act, which establishes the Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation, requires that all seating furniture sold or offered for sale for use in this state be fire retardant, as defined, and requires all bedding products, other than mattresses and mattress sets, that the bureau determines to contribute to mattress bedding fires to… More
Existing law, the Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Act, which establishes the Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation, requires that all seating furniture sold or offered for sale for use in this state be fire retardant, as defined, and requires all bedding products, other than mattresses and mattress sets, that the bureau determines to contribute to mattress bedding fires to comply with specified regulations adopted by the bureau. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions a crime.

This bill would exempt strollers, infant carriers, bassinets, and nursing pillows from those requirements, and would require products that do not meet those requirements to be labeled in a specified manner. The bill would authorize the bureau to modify this exemption if it determines that any of the exempted products pose a serious fire hazard. Because a violation of the labeling requirement would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill was voted on by an Assembly committee on August 19, 2009. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on June 3, 2009.

voted YES: 23 voted NO: 14
2 voted present/not voting

Other Votes:

An Act to Add Section 19161.4 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Home Furnishings.

SB 772 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Act, which establishes the Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation, requires that all seating furniture sold or offered for sale for use in this state be fire retardant, as defined, and requires all bedding products, other than mattresses and mattress sets, that the bureau determines to contribute to mattress bedding fires to comply with specified regulations adopted by the bureau. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions a crime.

This bill would exempt strollers, infant carriers, bassinets, and nursing pillows from those requirements, and would require products that do not meet those requirements to be labeled in a specified manner. The bill would authorize the bureau to modify this exemption if it determines that any of the exempted products pose a serious fire hazard. Because a violation of the labeling requirement would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that… More
Existing law, the Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation Act, which establishes the Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation, requires that all seating furniture sold or offered for sale for use in this state be fire retardant, as defined, and requires all bedding products, other than mattresses and mattress sets, that the bureau determines to contribute to mattress bedding fires to comply with specified regulations adopted by the bureau. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions a crime.

This bill would exempt strollers, infant carriers, bassinets, and nursing pillows from those requirements, and would require products that do not meet those requirements to be labeled in a specified manner. The bill would authorize the bureau to modify this exemption if it determines that any of the exempted products pose a serious fire hazard. Because a violation of the labeling requirement would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Add Section 19161.4 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Home Furnishings.
Author(s)
Mark Leno
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Home furnishings: fire retardancy: juvenile products
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/27/2009
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development4/27/2009
    Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/18/2009
    Passed Senate6/03/2009
    Passed Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials6/30/2009
    Passed Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection7/07/2009
    Failed passage in Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/19/2009
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations8/19/2009
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic DevelopmentDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.4/27/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development
    6 voted YES 2 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/18/2009This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
    8 voted YES 3 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenateSenate 3rd Reading SB772 Leno6/03/2009This bill PASSED the Senate
    23 voted YES 14 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic MaterialsDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Business and Professions.6/30/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
    4 voted YES 2 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer ProtectionDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.7/07/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
    7 voted YES 2 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/19/2009This motion DID NOT PASS the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    6 voted YES 5 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsSet first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.8/19/2009This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    17 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/27/2009
    2/27/2009Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
    2/28/2009From print. May be acted upon on or after March 30.
    3/02/2009Read first time.
    3/19/2009To Com. on B., P. & E.D.
    4/13/2009Set for hearing April 27.
    select this voteVote4/27/2009Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
    5/04/2009From committee: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 2. Page 676.)
    5/05/2009Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    5/08/2009Set for hearing May 18.
    select this voteVote5/18/2009Do pass.
    5/19/2009From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 3. Page 948.)
    5/20/2009Read second time. To third reading.
    6/03/2009Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 14. Page 1200.) To Assembly.
    6/03/2009In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage6/03/2009Senate 3rd Reading SB772 Leno
    6/18/2009To Coms. on B. & P. and E.S. & T.M.
    6/22/2009Re-referred to Coms. on E.S. & T.M. and B. & P.
    6/30/2009From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on B. & P. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) Re-referred to Com. on B. & P. (Heard in committee on June 30.)
    select this voteVote6/30/2009Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Business and Professions.
    select this voteVote7/07/2009Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
    7/13/2009From committee: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 2.) (Heard in committee on July 7.)
    7/14/2009Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/19/2009Set, first hearing. Failed passage in committee. Reconsideration granted.
    select this voteVote8/19/2009Do pass.
    select this voteVote8/19/2009Set first hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.
    8/20/2009From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
    8/27/2009Hearing postponed by committee.
    11/30/2010From committee without further action.
    11/30/2010From Assembly without further action.

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    Environmental policy [About]
    Health & welfare policy [About]
    Women's issues [About]
    Minority & ethnic groups [About]
    Consumer groups (split) [About]
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations (split) [About]
    Animal rights [About]
    Toys [About]
    $45,890
    $43,649
    $6,050
    $0
    $25,400
    $0
    $120,989
    9.4 times as much
    $52,750
    $110,655
    $468,078
    $284,996
    $125,031
    $30,327
    $70,200
    $1,142,037

    opposed this bill

    Builders associations [About]
    Building operators & managers [About]
    Manufacturing [About]
    Chambers of commerce [About]
    Fiscal & tax policy [About]
    Chemicals [About]
    Retail trade [About]
    Consumer groups (split) [About]
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations (split) [About]
    28 Organizations Supported and 14 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Add Section 19161.4 to the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Home Furnishings.: Senate 3rd Reading SB772 Leno

    28 organizations supported this bill

    As You Sow Foundation
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Breast Cancer Fund
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Professional Firefighters
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Center for Biological Diversity
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Center for Environmental Health
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Clean Water Action
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Commonweal
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Consumer Federation of California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Contra Costa Health Services
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Environment California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Environmental Working Group
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Friends of the Earth
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Healthy African American Families Phase Ii
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Healthy Child Healthy World
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Humane Society of the United States
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Making Our Milk Safe
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    MomsRising
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Ocean Conservancy
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Planning and Conservation League
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Sierra Club California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Stentorians of Los Angeles County
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    The Baum Foundation
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Trauma Foundation
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    14 organizations opposed this bill

    American Chemistry Council
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Building Industry Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Chamber of Commerce
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Manufacturers & Technology Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Retailers Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Chemical Industry Council of California
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Citizens For Fire Safety Institute
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Green Chemistry Alliance
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    International Association of Fire Fighters
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Kern County Taxpayers Association
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    National Tax Limitation Committee
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    The Thursday Group
    Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection (2009, July 6). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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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
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$14,250Yes
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$2,126$3,000Yes
    Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
    John BenoitRCA-37$1,000$27,750No
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$3,500$69,578No
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$0$11,000Not Voting
    Dave CogdillRCA-14$5,600$52,218No
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$17,851Yes
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$3,000$79,715No
    Dave CoxRCA-1$1,500$12,500No
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$22,550Yes
    Jeff DenhamRCA-12$2,400$14,000Yes
    Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Not Voting
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$2,500$55,129Yes
    Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$3,500No
    Loni HancockDCA-9$5,600$3,100Yes
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$1,500$41,350No
    Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$0$8,500No
    Bob HuffRCA-29$2,990$57,050No
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$12,400Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$7,600$14,800Yes
    Carol LiuDCA-21$7,800$9,800Yes
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$19,400Yes
    Abel MaldonadoRCA-15$2,000$31,100Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$3,000$42,820Yes
    Jenny OropezaDCA-28$0$4,250Yes
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$50,296Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$19,450$3,600Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$6,500$1,250Yes
    George RunnerRCA-17$1,000$49,450No
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$4,600$18,700Yes
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$7,100$63,872Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$6,100$86,550Yes
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$4,000$85,550No
    Pat WigginsDCA-2$0$2,000Yes
    Lois WolkDCA-5$14,628$15,450Yes
    Rod WrightDCA-25$1,000$61,574No
    Mark WylandRCA-38$1,000$24,400No
    Leland YeeDCA-8$3,495$51,734Yes

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Sam AanestadRCA-4$0$14,250Yes
    Elaine AlquistDCA-13$2,126$3,000Yes
    Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
    John BenoitRCA-37$1,000$27,750No
    Ron CalderonDCA-30$3,500$69,578No
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$0$11,000Not Voting
    Dave CogdillRCA-14$5,600$52,218No
    Ellen CorbettDCA-10$0$17,851Yes
    Lou CorreaDCA-34$3,000$79,715No
    Dave CoxRCA-1$1,500$12,500No
    Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$0$22,550Yes
    Jeff DenhamRCA-12$2,400$14,000Yes
    Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Not Voting
    Bob DuttonRCA-31$2,500$55,129Yes
    Dean FlorezDCA-16$0$3,500No
    Loni HancockDCA-9$5,600$3,100Yes
    Tom HarmanRCA-35$1,500$41,350No
    Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$0$8,500No
    Bob HuffRCA-29$2,990$57,050No
    Christine KehoeDCA-39$0$12,400Yes
    Mark LenoDCA-3$7,600$14,800Yes
    Carol LiuDCA-21$7,800$9,800Yes
    Alan LowenthalDCA-27$0$19,400Yes
    Abel MaldonadoRCA-15$2,000$31,100Yes
    Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$3,000$42,820Yes
    Jenny OropezaDCA-28$0$4,250Yes
    Alex PadillaDCA-20$0$50,296Yes
    Fran PavleyDCA-23$19,450$3,600Yes
    Gloria RomeroDCA-24$6,500$1,250Yes
    George RunnerRCA-17$1,000$49,450No
    Joe SimitianDCA-11$4,600$18,700Yes
    Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$7,100$63,872Yes
    Tony StricklandRCA-19$6,100$86,550Yes
    Mimi WaltersRCA-33$4,000$85,550No
    Pat WigginsDCA-2$0$2,000Yes
    Lois WolkDCA-5$14,628$15,450Yes
    Rod WrightDCA-25$1,000$61,574No
    Mark WylandRCA-38$1,000$24,400No
    Leland YeeDCA-8$3,495$51,734Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,244,042
    Environmental policy$45,890
    Health & welfare policy$43,649
    Women's issues$25,400
    Minority & ethnic groups$6,050
    Toys$0
    Consumer groups$0
    Animal rights$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,244,042
    Builders associations$468,078
    Building operators & managers$284,996
    Manufacturing$125,031
    Chambers of commerce$110,655
    Fiscal & tax policy$70,200
    Chemicals$52,750
    Retail trade$30,327
    Consumer groups$0
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