2020 - Assembly Bill 2002 (Kalra, Ash), California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act (Dead)
Climate Change, Forestry and Wildfire Prevention
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Would have established the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act that would have required a contractor contracting with a State agency for procurement of specified products to certify the materials used were not derived from land where tropical deforestation occurred on or after January 1, 2021. The bill would have required the Department of General Services to issue a notice regarding this requirement and impose specified sanctions on contractors who violate the requirement. Was not heard in the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee.