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Assembly Bill 2700 (McCarthy 1980)

Chapter 808, Statutes of 1980 - AB 2700

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As enacted, Assembly Bill 2700 amended Health and Safety Code section 25187, added section 25187.5 to the Health and Safety Code, and amended Water Code section 13304, relating to hazardous waste control and cleanup.  (See Exhibit #1f)  Assembly member Leo T. McCarthy introduced the bill on March 3, 1980 as part of the Governor’s Toxic Initiative.  (See Exhibits #1a and #13, document PE-1)


Assembly Bill 2700 was assigned to the Assembly Committee on Health and the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #3 and #7)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance.  (See Exhibits #2 and #5)  Assembly Bill 2700 was amended twice in the Assembly and twice in the Senate.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1e and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed the bill on July 28, 1980, and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 808 of the Statutes of 1980.  (See Exhibits #1f and #2)

The Enrolled Bill Memorandum to Governor dated July 17, 1980, provided the following summary of Assembly Bill 2700:

This bill would enable the Department of Health Services and regional water control boards to specifically order cleanup and abatement of hazardous waste by persons responsible as specified.

(See Exhibit #13, document PE-1)