Governor Acts on Bills of Interest
The final outcome for the bills in the 2018 legislative session have now been determined. September 30 was the deadline for the Governor to sign or veto all the bills sent to him for consideration. Several bills CASA was involved with this year were acted on in the last month leading up to the final deadline.
We are pleased to report that Governor Brown signed our sponsored bill on microplastics, SB 1263 (Portantino). SB 1263 directs the California Ocean Protection Council to adopt and implement a statewide microplastics strategy by 2021. There are several important directives to be addressed in the proposed strategy including developing important scientific methodologies to measure and quantify sources of microplastic pollution, evaluating of source control options, and considering recommendations for additional research or policy changes that may be needed.