Administration of Justice Bills of Interest
June 13, 2019
AB 1477 (Gloria) would entitle a city with a population greater than 750,000 to keep the entirety of any civil penalty recovered from an action brought by the city attorney of that city in response to unfair business or advertising practices. The current division of funding between the cities and counties provides both the city and the county the resources that they need to enforce consumer protection laws. CSAC is opposed to this legislation as it would take these resources away from the county. AB 1477 is set to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 18.
AB 206 (Chiu) would protect property owners and public entities that voluntarily participate in a lead paint abatement program. This bill provides limited immunity from lawsuits and other claims associated with the property owner or public entities’ participation in the lead abatement program. CSAC is in support of this measure. AB 206 is set to be heard in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on June 19.