Legislation To Protect Children From Marijuana Exposure And Reduce Carbon Emissions Clears Assembly Fiscal Committee

Friday, May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations approved three bills authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park).  The bills include efforts to protect children from exposure to marijuana products, and to ensure the state procures zero-emission heavy duty vehicles.

“I am thrilled to see these bills move forward because they protect children from exposure to marijuana products, and continue California’s effort to reduce carbon emissions,” said Assemblymember Ed Chau.

AB 76 – would prohibit the operator of an Internet Web site or online service, online application, or mobile application from marketing marijuana products or services to a minor, or to a person under 21 years of age, in certain circumstances. 

AB 175 – would require manufacturers of adult use marijuana, prior to releasing marijuana-infused edible products into California’s market, to receive approval for the labeling and packaging from the Department of Public Health.  This would ensure that the products are in compliance with the child safety and marketing provisions of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64).

AB 739 – would require at least 15% of heavy-duty vehicles purchased by state agencies to be zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2025 and at least 30% of those vehicles to be ZEV by 2030.

Assemblymember Ed Chau represents the 49th Assembly District, comprised of the communities of Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City and portions of Montebello, and South El Monte.