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California Proposition 65 Amendment Introduced

April 10, 2013

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced Assembly Bill 227, an amendment to The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (CA Prop 65) that would give businesses 14 days to correct violations without being subject to fines.

Under the legislation, a person alleged to have violated Prop 65 would have 14 days after receiving notice to make amends by demonstrating to the California Attorney General, city attorney or district attorney in whose jurisdiction the notice was filed that the violation has been corrected.

The bill would bar an enforcement action if authorities agree that the violation has been corrected within that two-week period. CA Prop 65 allows the authorities named above and "any person in the public interest" to bring an enforcement action.

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