Bill Text: CA SB1127 | 2011-2012 | Regular Session | Introduced
Bill Title: Volatile organic compounds: consumer products. [Track Bill]
Status: 2012-04-16 - Set, first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 2. Noes 4. Page 3189.) Reconsideration granted. [SB1127 Detail]
BILL NUMBER: SB 1127 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Vargas FEBRUARY 21, 2012 An act to add Section 41712.5 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to nonvehicular air pollution. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1127, as introduced, Vargas. Volatile organic compounds: consumer products. (1) Existing law requires the State Air Resources Board to adopt regulations to achieve the maximum feasible reduction in volatile organic compounds emitted by consumer products, as defined, if the state board determines adequate data exist to establish the regulations are necessary to attain state and federal ambient air quality standards, and the regulations are commercially and technologically feasible and necessary. Existing law prohibits an air pollution control district or air quality management district from adopting any regulation pertaining to disinfectants or any regulation pertaining to a consumer product that is different from any regulation adopted by the state board for that purpose. This bill would require the South Coast Air Quality Management District to amend a specified regulation relating to consumer products. By adding to the duties of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2) This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. (3) 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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 41712.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read: 41712.5. The South Coast Air Quality Management District shall amend Rule 1144 to exempt consumer products regulated by the state board pursuant to Section 41712. SEC. 2. The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique need of those subject to regulations in the South Coast Air Quality Management District. SEC. 3. If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.