Shaina Brown

Product labeling bills introduced

By Shaina Brown

Capitol Update, Feb. 24, 2017 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

After the 2017 bill introduction deadline, nearly 2,500 bills were introduced, which sets a record for the most bills introduced in a single year. As CMTA policy committees move forward identifying priorities and building coalitions, themes have begun to emerge. Of particular note and interest to the Environmental Quality Committee is a group of bills that address product labeling. 


SB 258 (Ricardo Lara, D-Long Beach): the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017, would require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose ingredients on the product label and also post that information on their website. Additionally, this bill would require an employer to identify a cleaning product and list of ingredients on any container in the workplace in which the cleaning product is transferred. In 2015, a similar bill was introduced AB 708  (Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles)), but ultimately did not pass out of the Assembly. 


SB 300 (William Monning, D-Santa Cruz): would require a health warning label be placed on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California that contain added sugars and 75 calories or more per 12 ounces. Here is a picture of the proposed health warning label: 

CMTA is part of coalitions tracking both SB 258 and SB 300, as well as a related spot bill (placeholder bills currently with no substance, to be amended later), AB 958 (Philip Ting, D-San Francisco), to ensure that industry interests are protected and elevated on these issues. 

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