AB 142:

Ongoing Funding for Cleanup of Lead Contamination

Amends the Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act of 2016 in order to provide ongoing funding for the cleanup of lead contamination, which has devastating consequences including cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm, caused by lead acid battery smelting facilities throughout the state, including communities near the site of the former Exide battery plant in Los Angeles County.

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CLCV Supported


Passed Assembly 55-19

Passed Senate 28-10

Signed by Governor Newsom

VOTE EVENT: Assembly Concurrence, Sept. 9, 2019Status: Passed

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PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION:DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on good bill. Counted negatively.DID NOT VOTEDid not vote on a bad bill. Counted positively.EXCUSEDAbsent due to illness or family leave; not counted positively or negatively.

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