Public Nuisance: Residential Lead-Based Paint


session 2017-2018
priority Standard
Author Limon
position Support
Letter View Letter

This bill would clarify existing public nuisance law as it applies to lead-based paint in California. It would establish that a party may be liable for public nuisance if it promoted lead-based paint with knowledge it was hazardous and that the aggrieved party does not need to identify the specific party which caused the injury, but may infer causation from other evidence, removing a significant hurdle to holding paint manufacturers accountable for the harm caused by their production of lead-based paint.