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AB 2153:

The Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act

Author: Assemblymemeber Cristina Garcia

Lead contamination has devastating consequences, especially for young children and pregnant mothers, including cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm. AB 2153 (C Garcia), the Lead-Acid Battery Recycling Act of 2016, will reallocate a fee already imposed on all car batteries, providing an estimated $30 million each year to continuously fund the cleanup of contamination caused by lead acid batteries throughout the state, including communities near the site of the former Exide battery plant in Los Angeles county.

Bill info from the legislature

CLCV Supported


Passed Assembly 55-16
Passed Senate 27-11
Passed Assembly Concurrence 55-23

vote key

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