AB 995:

Department of Toxic Substances Control Reform


Assemblymember Cristina Garcia

Would have created more accountability and transparency within the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) by taking desperately needed steps for the department to fulfill its mandate to protect Californians health and lives from exposure to toxic pollution and to clean up hazardous sites.

Bill info from the legislature


Top Priority Bill

Top Priority Bill


Passed Assembly 61-9

Passed Senate 28-9

Passed by the Legislature but vetoed by Governor Newsom

Votes Scored

AB 995Assembly ConcurrenceAug. 31, 2020Passed
AB 995Senate FloorAug. 21, 2020Passed
AB 995Senate Environmental Quality CommitteeAug. 11, 2020Passed
PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONDID 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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