JOB KILLER LEGISLATION: EXPENSIVE, UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS

SB 529 (Leno; D-San Francisco) Disposable Fast-Food Container Ban — Places an unworkable ban on disposable food services containers or single-use carryout bags, unless they can meet an increasing recycling threshold that will reach 75% on July 1, 2020.

SB 617 (Evans; D-Santa Rosa) Comprehensive CEQA Expansion — Inappropriately expands CEQA, slowing development and growth in the state, by increasing CEQA notice filing and publication requirements, inviting more litigation over CEQA projects by overturning a recent court decision and allowing project opponents to challenge EIRs that don’t adequately evaluate and mitigate impacts related to conditions and physical features in the environment like sea-level rise and fault-lines, and eliminating several existing CEQA exemptions.

SB 747 (DeSaulnier; D-Concord) Unnecessary New Regulatory Scheme — Establishes a new, duplicative, and burdensome program that requires the Department of Public Health to regulate manufacturers of consumer products that the Department determines contribute to a significant public health epidemic, (ie: obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease) and allows the department to restrict or prohibit the sale of such products.

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