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Impaired in 2020: Ongoing issues for Cannabis in the Workplace

Building on decades of steady movement towards legalization of cannabis in California, 2020 promises new questions for employers concerned about workplace safety and federal...

CalChamber Files Lawsuit to End Prop. 65 Warnings for Acrylamide

On behalf of its members, the California Chamber of Commerce yesterday filed a lawsuit to stop the multitude of Proposition 65 warnings for the presence...

From Coffee to Roasted Asparagus—How Prop. 65 Is Leading to Excessive Product Warnings

What do coffee, roasted asparagus and French fries have in common? They all contain traces of acrylamide, a chemical produced when heating some food...
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Proposition 65: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

One cannot travel very far in the Golden State without being bombarded with cancer warnings. Thanks to Proposition 65 (Prop 65), a 1986 voter-approved...
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Proposition 65: Take Your Coffee and Hold the Cancer (warning)

In the bizarro world of Proposition 65, some sanity has been restored. On June 3, 2019, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) announced...
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The Return of the Product Ban Bills

“The dose makes the poison,” is a fundamental scientific principle, recently lost on some members of the Legislature. Also honored in the breach: the...

CalChamber Supports Proactive, Scientific Approach to Green Chemistry

The California Chamber of Commerce remains committed to a continued bipartisan effort to improve California’s green chemistry program with all stakeholders, CalChamber Policy Advocate...
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Restoring Science-Based Public Policy in California

There is a saying, “science without policy is still science, but policy without science is just gambling.” Using science to inform public policy leads...

New Proposition 65 Regulations Take Effect August 30

WARNING: Beginning August 30, 2018, new Proposition 65 regulations will take effect that significantly overhaul longstanding warning regulations and depart from the rules that businesses have...

CalChamber-Supported Prop. 65 Litigation Reform Passes Policy Committee

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill — AB 1583 (Chau; D-Monterey Park) — improves transparency and reduces litigation costs in Proposition 65 cases against...
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Job Killer Update: New Bill Mandates California-Only Beverage Labeling

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a new job killer bill that mandates state-only labeling requirements for sugar-sweetened drinks. SB 300 (Monning; D-Carmel) establishes...

CalChamber Names Environmental Law Policy Advocate

The California Chamber of Commerce has hired Louinda V. Lacey, an experienced attorney in environmental law, to serve as a policy advocate for environmental...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Continues Push to Clarify Draft Prop. 65 Warning Rules

A coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to highlight “unclear and ambiguous” sections of draft changes to the state’s Proposition 65...

Latest Draft Prop. 65 Warning Regulations Take Several Steps Backwards

The latest proposed revisions to the state’s Proposition 65 warning regulations are problematic and unworkable, the California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition...

CalChamber, Coalition Continue to Voice Concerns on Draft Prop. 65 Warning Regulations

Although improved since previous iterations, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s proposed revisions to the Proposition 65 warning regulations continue to be a...

CalChamber-Opposed Online Ingredient Communication Mandate Stopped on Assembly Floor

A new consumer product ingredient communication mandate that would have stifled innovation and imposed unnecessary burdens on businesses failed to pass the Assembly yesterday. AB...

Environmental: CalChamber Stops Worst Bills, Secures Changes to Others

The California Chamber of Commerce actively engaged in environmental legislation this year, positioning on dozens of bills related to hazardous waste permitting, Proposition 65,...

CalChamber Remains Opposed to Product Ban Bill

Despite recent amendments, the California Chamber of Commerce remains opposed to AB 888 (Bloom; D-Santa Monica) because it will have the perverse effect of...

CalChamber Policy Advocates Spotlight Hot Issues at Capitol Summit​

https://youtu.be/3mlGCdIT7bo Mike Villines (center), owner of Villines Group LLC and a former Assembly Republican leader, moderates an update on top policy issues with CalChamber Policy...

​Soda Warning Bill Fails in Senate Committee​​​​​

Legislation to require warnings on certain sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California fell short of votes needed to pass the Senate Health Committee this week. The...