Bill caught in political wrangling, but passage is still possible
According to the Water Quality Assn. (WQA), the effort to move California from state certification of products to third-party certification has hit some barriers, but it may still pass in the coming weeks.
In May, the legislative subcommittee responsible for the proposal blocked its passage despite support from the governor and California's Department of Public Health.
The industry continues to work with legislators and policymakers to help this bill pass and get the state of California out of the product registration business.
The legislature meets through the end of August and could still pass the bill; however, even if passed, it would not take effect until next year due to California’s lawmaking process.
If passed, the bill would eliminate the requirement that California register treatment devices in the state. The certification responsibility would go to third-party testing agencies such as WQA.
For products currently being sold in California, this means: