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AB 2474: Antifreeze (2002)


AB 2474 (2002) requires that a chemical agent be put into any engine coolant or antifreeze containing ethylene glycol that is sold in California retail markets to add a bitter taste to prevent accidental poisonings of children, pets, and wildlife.

For more information, you can read the AB 2474 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

AB 2474 is no longer active.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 AB 2474

01/30/2004 - Simitian Antifreeze Law Goes Nationwide, Bill in Congress Based on California Model

12/23/2003 - Simitian Antifreeze Law Goes into Effect

09/27/2002 - Bill Signing Ceremony for Simitian’s “There Oughta be a Law” Contest Winners

04/22/2002 - Simitian Antifreeze Poisoning Bill to be Heard in Committee; Contest Proposal Designed to Save Lives

04/18/2002 - Press Advisory: Winners of Simitian’s “There Oughta be a Law” Contest to Testify

03/06/2002 - Simitian Announces Winners to “There Oughta be a Law” Contest