SB 509: Toxics Information Clearinghouse (2007)
The Toxics Information Clearinghouse created in SB 509 will receive information from numerous sources throughout the world and create a virtual site for chemical data, including effects on health and the environment. In addition to building one place to identify potential hazards, the Clearinghouse will also provide the initial steps for identifying potentially safer substitutes. SB 509 represents a keystone in the foundation of chemical policy in California by providing a central location of information for consumers, small businesses, and others.
After this bill passed the Legislature, Senator Simitian sent a letter to the Governor urging his signature on this bill.
Final Status and TextSB 509 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law
You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.
News & Press Releases about SB 50901/01/2009 - New year means new laws taking effect
12/23/2008 - New Year to Bring Protections for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Veterans & Seniors
09/29/2008 - Governor Signs Simitian "Green Chemistry" Bill
01/30/2008 - Senator Simitian Speaks on SB 509 - Posting of Ingredients
01/30/2008 - 'What's in it?' Senate Thinks Californians Have a Right to Know