SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 12, March 23, 2017

SEMA Joins Coalition Effort to Oppose California Cleaning Product Labelling Bill

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA has joined with the California Chamber of Commerce and several other groups representing businesses and manufacturers to oppose California bill S.B. 258, the “Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017.” The bill would require the manufacturer of a cleaning product to disclose all ingredients and “contaminants of concern” on the product label and the manufacturer’s website. The term cleaning products would include auto products used to wash, wax and polish the interior and exterior surfaces of motor vehicles, but not automotive paints. 

The proposed law would be costly and onerous for manufacturers of cleaning products and fails to adequately protect confidential business information. Moreover, “manufacturer” is defined broadly in the bill and may have significant impact on employers associated with secondary container labeling requirements. The Senate Environmental Quality Committee is scheduled to consider the bill at a March 29 hearing. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.

For details, contact Daniel Ingber at danieli@sema.org.

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