Quirk Legislation to Force Paint Manufacturers to Pay for Their Mistakes

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), several other Assembly Democrats and advocates of children and environmental safety announced a package of bills at a State Capitol news conference which will address the toxic lead paint problem in California homes built prior to 1978. The measures will safeguard children from the health consequences of toxic lead paint, remove hurdles from holding paint companies responsible, and protect homeowners form threats of frivolous lawsuits from giant paint companies. “Assembly Bill 3009 enacts a fee on paint manufacturers for all paint sold in California. The money from the fee would be used to clean up lead paint that has contaminated homes throughout California.” Assemblymember Quirk said. For more from the press conference, please watch this Assembly Access video.