Fight brewing over used-car information
by Michael Gardner
, San Diego Union Tribune
April 7th, 2012
...Carfax data are limited and questionable given the company reveals few details about its gathering due to proprietary rights. Others opposed include...the Consumer Federation of California and Consumer Watchdog.
Under age alcohol purchases made more difficult
by Gar Swaffar
, Digital Journal
October 10th, 2011
This bill had extensive support from disparate groups throughout the state, including MADD, Consumer Federation of California, California Police Chiefs, Alcohol Justice, California's Police Officers (PORAC), California Professional Firefighters, California Council on Alcohol Problems, California Narcotic Officers Association and many of the states religious leaders.
Brown Likely To Issue Record Vetoes
by Kevin Riggs
, NBC News Bay Area
September 20th, 2011
Today, for example, Assemblyman Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) summoned the Consumer Federation of California, the California Alliance of Retired Persons, and other groups to the Capitol to express support for a bill that would prevent stores from selling out-of-date baby formula and medications, like aspirin.
Bill to Ban Self-Serve Alcohol Sales in California Lands on Governor's Desk
Sys Con Media
September 12th, 2011
A broad alliance of supporters for AB 183 includes MADD, Consumer Federation of California, California Council on Alcohol Problems (CalCap), Lutheran Office of Public Policy - California, California Police Chiefs, Alcohol Justice, California Narcotic Officers Association, Metro United Methodist Urban Ministry, California's Police Officers (PORAC), California Professional Firefighters, and other organizations throughout the state.
Senate green lights airbag safety bill
Central Valley Business Times
May 19th, 2011
SB 869 - authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco - would create a new crime with a penalty of a $5,000 fine and/or one year in prison for an automotive repair dealer who purports to replace a deployed airbag but who in fact fails to fully repair and restore it.
I-Team Probe Leads To Air Bag Safety Legislation
, 10 News San Diego
April 26th, 2011
In addition to the Center for Auto Safety, SB 869 is supported by Certified Automotive Parts Association, Consumer Federation of California, Consumers Union, Trauma Foundation, and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, among others.
I-Team Exposes Expired Baby Food, Formula Sold In Stores
by Channel 10 News San Diego
, Channel 10 News San Diego
August 5th, 2010
Last year, a bill that would've outlawed selling expired baby food and formula in California passed the state Legislature, but it was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who argued that current laws were sufficient. Holober said the amount of expired food and formula that the I-Team found for sale shows that the current law is not sufficient.
California leads radiation dose regulation efforts
by Rebekah Moan
, Diagnostic Imaging North America
July 23rd, 2010
The bill, SB 1237, would require hospitals and clinics to record radiation dose of CT scans. The bill would also require CT services to be accredited by an organization approved by CMS and calls for facilities to report any overdose to the patient, treating physician, and California Department of Public Health.
The Butler Didn't Do It
by Robert Elisberg
, Huffington Post
May 25th, 2010
...it is the big oil, drug and insurance groups who have the most to gain by smearing someone backed by environmentalists, medical attorneys and consumer protection groups and defeating Betsy Butler.
Senate Approves Sample Drug Disclosure Bill
by Senator Leland Yee's Office
, Offiicial Wire
April 22nd, 2010
"At the end of the day, there's no reason why patients who get sample drugs at a doctor's office should be less informed than if they filled a prescription at any licensed pharmacy," said Richard Holober, Executive Director of CFC.
DHA in Infant Formula: Is it Safe?
by Jennifer Lance
, Eco Child's Play
February 24th, 2010
Consumer Federation of California explains: If you believed a certain baby formula would make your child smarter, would you buy it? Infant formula manufacturers are banking that you would.
California hangs on to PEX pipe plans, for now
by Matt Defosse
, Modern Plastics Worldwide
January 6th, 2010
Joining the CPTC to file the lawsuit was a diverse coalition of groups: the Center for Environmental Health, the Consumer Federation of California, the Planning and Conservation League, California Professional Firefighters and Sierra Club California.
Janitors seek ban on toxic cleaners used by supermarkets
by Alex Salkever
, AOL Daily Finance
November 6th, 2009
The service workers contend that toxic chemicals used in cleaning supplies are environmental and health hazards. The SEIU is pushing hard on this issue in California, where the state government is perceived to be among the most responsive to green issues.
Going for Green: Calif. Janitors Keep Pushing for Safety Standards
by R.M. Arrieta
, In These Times
November 5th, 2009
Legislation introduced by California State Senator Fran Pavley controls exposure to toxic chemicals. Sponsored by Service Employees International Union and the Consumer Federation of California, the bill would require environmental health regulators to assess health risks associated with the use of commercial cleaning products in supermarkets.
State proposal would curb grocers' self-checkout lanes
by Stephanie Hoops
, Ventura County Star
September 15th, 2009
A bill pulled from the state Senate last week leaves the door open for shoppers to continue buying alcohol at self-checkout lanes in grocery stores. AB 1060, which would have banned the practice...(and) was supported by the Consumer Federation of California.
Playing with fire
by Wendi Jonassen
, Sacramento News and Review
September 3rd, 2009
Senate Bill 772...would give manufacturers the option of forgoing toxic fire retardants, and give consumers the opportunity to purchase chemical-free furniture for their kids...But lobbying efforts by the chemical industry last week extinguished the bill—at least for the rest of this year.
Environmentalists rally to save OEHHA
by Malcolm Maclachlan
, Capitol Weekly
June 12th, 2009
One Wednesday, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee voted 3-2 along party lines in favor of an alternative plan to save the OEHHA by tapping other funds. Committee staff will now begin drafting a trailer bill to put the plan into legislation.
Have your consumer rights improved?
by Michael Finney
, ABC News "7 on Your Side"
December 31st, 2008
"Retailers either have to remove the product from their shelves or post a notice that its recalled and program their computers, their cash registers, not to allow someone to purchase that product," said Richard Holober from the Consumer Federation of California.
California Restaurants Await Governor's Decision on Menu Labeling Bill
by Jamie Hartford
, QSR Magazine
October 1st, 2007
...a controversial bill...would require chain restaurants in the state, including quick-serves, to post nutritional information on menu boards and printed menus..."There's a health epidemic in this country, and people deserve to know what they are putting in their bodies." says Zack Kaldveer, a spokesman for CFC.
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