We need to protect our freshwater ecosystems. Each winter, excess road salt accumulates in our freshwater and damages those ecosystems – largely resulting from overapplication intended to avoid liability for damages associated with snow and ice hazards. SB 52 & AB 61 would create a voluntary de-icer certification program that trains commercial applicators in best management practices for snow and ice removal and, in turn, limit their liability for potential damages.
SB 52 was introduced on February 14, 2023, and referred to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. A public hearing was held on March 15, 2023, and the bill passed out of committee on May 30, 2023. AB 61 was introduced on February 23, 2023, and referred to the Assembly Committee on Regulatory and Licensing Reform. A public hearing was held on March 15, 2023, and the bill passed out of committee on May 24, 2023.
Ask your legislators to support SB 52 & AB 61.
|Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy||Passed|
|Assembly Committee on Regulatory and Licensing Reform||Passed|
Full Vote Data
Assembly: Awaiting Action
Senate: Awaiting Action