SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 13, 2009)—A California Senate committee has pulled a proposed tire aging bill from consideration because of a lack of votes needed for passage.
A.B. 496, which would have required tire dealers to share tire age information with customers, was scheduled to be heard today by the state senate's Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee after last week's hearing was postponed.
A spokesman from the Rubber Manufacturers Association said the measure's “trial lawyer sponsors” requested the bill be pulled because it appeared the committee would have voted to defeat A.B. 496.
However, the bill is still eligible for future consideration through 2010 because it wasn't put up for a Senate committee vote. The RMA said it would continue to monitor the legislation and similar measures that may come up.