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USGNN Original StoryCalifornia Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Passing PVC Packaging Bill

The California Senate's Environmental Quality Committee recently voted to recommend that the Senate pass a bill that would ban PVC packaging in the state, but in the same motion, voted to re-refer the bill to the Senate Committee on Appropriations for its members' review. Now, the Senate Committee on Appropriations will review the bill further, before deciding if the bill should proceed through the legislative process.

Assembly Bill (AB) 2505 is based on claims that toxins from the PVC can be transferred from the packaging. (CLICK HERE for related story.)

There were five votes in favor of the motion, two opposed. If passed, the bill would go into effect on January 1, 2010.

CLICK HERE for an analysis of the bill by the Senate's Environmental Quality Committee.

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