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Senate Bill No. 1277
CHAPTER 398

An act relating to synthetic turf.

[ Approved By Governor September 27, 2008. Filed with
Secretary of State September 27, 2008. ]
Legislative Counsel's Digest
SB  1277, Maldonado. Synthetic turf.

Existing law requires all new playgrounds open to the public built by a public agency or any other entity to conform to the playground-related standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the playground-related guidelines set forth by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

This bill would require, on or before September 1, 2010, the Integrated Waste Management Board, in consultation with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the State Department of Public Health, to prepare and provide to the Legislature and post on the board’s Internet Web site a study on the effects of synthetic turf and natural turf on the environment and public health.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1.  (a)  By September 1, 2010, the Integrated Waste Management Board, in consultation with the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the State Department of Public Health, shall prepare and provide to the Legislature and post on the board’s Internet Web site a study that compares the effects of synthetic turf and natural turf on the environment and the public health.

(b)  For purposes of this section, synthetic turf means any composition material used to cover or surface a field as an alternative to grass.

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