10 September 2009 04:48 [Source: ICIS news]
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On first balloting, the legislative bill garnered 31 votes in favor of its passage, with 29 were against the bill and 19 abstained from voting, based on a statement issued to ICIS news late on Wednesday by the office of state Senator Fran Pavley.
“We need 41 votes to pass. The bill is now on call, which means it is on hold. When the Assembly reconvenes at 8pm (Pacific time) they will lift the call on the bill and everyone will vote again,” the statement read.
“Depending on what happens then, we can either put the bill on call again tomorrow for one final chance, or we may decide against that and will then bring the bill back next year,” it added.
If the bill passes,
The chemical, a building block for polycarbonate (PC) and epoxy resins, is found in a myriad of products. PC makers have said the goods falling under the ban make up about 5% of their total market.
The six largest baby bottle manufacturers in the
But establishing the ban in
The American Chemistry Council (ACC), Grocery Manufacturers Association and International Formula Council opposed the ban, saying more study is needed on BPA’s health effects.
Pearl Bantillo contributed to this article
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