Action Alerts

Action Alert

The Senate Committee on Environmental Quality voted to approve SB 623 on May 2nd, 2011.  The role call for the vote was as follows:

Senator Joe Simitian (Chair) Aye
Senator Tony Strickland (Vice Chair) No Vote Recorded
Senator Sam Blakeslee Nay
Senator Loni Hancock Aye
Senator Christine Kehoe Aye
Senator Alan Lowenthal Aye
Senator Fran Pavley Aye

The bill was also re-referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further consideration with a May 27th deadline for action.  BoatU.S. will continue to monitor its status and provide updates at

As passed by the California Senate Committee on Environomental Quality this legislation will:

  • After 1/1/2015: Bans the sale of new boats with copper bottom paint.
  • After 1/1/2019: Bans the use of antifouling paint containing copper on recreational boats.

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