Healthcare to Toilets: Bill Signing Roundup

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, October 12, 2007

Governor Schwarzenegger signed a package of environmental bills.  They include a measure aimed at increasing the efficiency of lightbulbs, one that provides incentives for installing solar hot water heaters – and another that requires new building to have more efficient toilets and urinals.  In addition, the Governor gave the o-k to a measure requiring large pharmacies to provide a place for people to drop off unused prescriptions.  One other notable bill that received the Governor’s signature requires executive compensation at UC and CSU to be voted on in open session – and all details be disclosed.  As expected, the Governor vetoed the Democratic healthcare bill, which relied heavily on employers to help foot the cost of expanding coverage. He has until Sunday night to take action on the remaining bills.