Let's Ban Rat Poison!


What is AB 1788?

AB 1788 is a state bill authored by Assembly Member Richard Bloom that would ban the “second generation” category of anticoagulant rodenticides in California, and the use of any rodenticide within California State Parks. This bill would protect countless wild animals from the harmful effects of secondary poisoning (for more info on this problem, see our rodenticide page).

Where are we currently in the legislative process?

AB 1788 was introduced early in 2019 as the result of a coalition of environmental advocacy groups including CLAW. The bill must go through a number of votes before it can become law.

On March 26, AB 1788 passed its first hurdle when it was supported by the Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials (ESTM).

On April 9, the bill passed through its second committee, the Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee (WPW).

On April 24, the bill passed through its third committee hearing, the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

On May 6, AB 1788 was supported by the State Assembly with a vote of 49-16.

Next Steps:

On June 5, the bill will be heard by the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

TBD: The bill will be heard by the California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee.

TBD: The full State Senate will vote on AB 1788.

How can I help?

With the recent passage of AB 1788 through the State Assembly, the next stop is the California State Senate. We will be updating soon with info on how you can help this bill pass through its second house! Please sign up for our email list below or follow us on Facebook to stay updated.


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