BILL ANALYSIS Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary Senator Kevin Murray, Chairman 1681 (Pavley) Hearing Date: 8/17/06 Amended: 6/12/06 as proposed to be amended (LCR 19804) Consultant: John Decker Policy Vote: EQ 5-2 _________________________________________________________________ ____ BILL SUMMARY: AB 1681 would prohibit the manufacture or sale of jewelry in California unless it is in a Class 1, 2 or 3 category. _________________________________________________________________ ____ Fiscal Impact (in thousands) Major Provisions 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Fund Penalty revenue gain $100 $100 Special DTSC to sample 300 300 Special _________________________________________________________________ ____ STAFF COMMENTS: Suspense File. as proposed to be amended. This bill prohibits the manufacture or sale of jewelry in California unless it is a Class 1 (contains no lead), Class 2 (contains metal with less than 10 percent lead) or Class 3 (contains less lead than 600 parts per million). The prohibition would be in effect on September 1, 2007 for jewelry for children and March 1, 2008 for all jewelry. If a manufacturer or seller exceeds the lead limits, the state may impose a civil penalty. Staff expect an increase in penalty revenue of about $100,000 per year. The bill also requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to sample jewelry sold or made in California. To sample, the department is likely to incur annual costs of about $300,000. The author's proposed amendments direct the penalty revenue to the Hazardous Waste Control Account and cite the bill's provisions as consistent with the amended consent judgment of People v Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation .