Bill Text: CA AB2149 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Hazardous materials: Green Ribbon Science Panel: meetings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-02-26 - Referred to Com. on E.S. & T.M. [AB2149 Detail]

Download: California-2017-AB2149-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2149


Introduced by Assembly Member Chen

February 12, 2018


An act to amend Section 25254 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to hazardous materials.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2149, as introduced, Chen. Hazardous materials: Green Ribbon Science Panel: meetings.
Existing law establishes the Green Ribbon Science Panel and authorizes the panel to, among other things, assist the Department of Toxic Substances Control in developing green chemistry and chemical policy recommendations and implementation strategies and details. Existing law requires the department to provide for staff and administrative support to the panel and requires the panel meet as often as the department deems necessary, with consideration of available resources, but not less than twice each year.
This bill would increase the number of times the panel is required to meet to not less than 3 times each year.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 25254 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

25254.
 (a) In implementing this article, the department shall establish a Green Ribbon Science Panel. The panel shall be composed of members whose expertise shall encompass all of the following disciplines:
(1) Chemistry.
(2) Chemical engineering.
(3) Environmental law.
(4) Toxicology.
(5) Public policy.
(6) Pollution prevention.
(7) Cleaner production methods.
(8) Environmental health.
(9) Public health.
(10) Risk analysis.
(11) Materials science.
(12) Nanotechnology.
(13) Chemical synthesis.
(14) Research.
(15) Maternal and child health.
(b) The department shall appoint all members to the panel on or before July 1, 2009. The department shall appoint the members for staggered three-year terms, and may reappoint a member for additional terms, without limitation.
(c) The panel shall meet as often as the department deems necessary, with consideration of available resources, but not less than twice three times each year. The department shall provide for staff and administrative support to the panel.
(d) The panel meetings shall be open to the public and are subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).

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