Expected changes to California’s Proposition 65, which requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, are likely to result in the statute becoming more burdensome, not less as its backers claim.
“Unfortunately this is sailing through and I think it will be adopted this summer, unless there is an incredible effort at the hearings and the public comment period,” said Maureen Gorsen, partner in Alston & Bird’s Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group.
Proposed changes include font for warning labels, addition of a pictograph and translation to other languages.
“As you can see it’s not getting easier, it’s not getting less litigious. It’s getting more burdensome, more litigious, more open ended,” said Gorsen.