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TahoeTwoBears 03-18-2012 08:44 PM

Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
The California State Assembly is considering a bill that will require all tablesaws sold in the state be equipped with SawStop-like technology, which can detect and prevent blade contact injuries. Called the Table Saw Safety Act, the legislation was introduced by Assemblyman Das Williams (D- Santa Barbara), and, if passed, will be included in California’s Health and Safety Code.

The legislation has caused a stir among tablesaw manufacturers, with a few posting “legislative action advisory” on their websites, urging folks to contact Williams and other members of the California Assembly to voice their opposition to the legislation. The fear among manufacturers is that such a law will spread quickly to other states. If passed, the bill would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. Any seller that does not comply will be subject to a civil fine, with a maximum of $5,000 per sale.
The announcement of the bill comes as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commision ponders the same possible requirements on a national scale.

Sad........

CharlesWilson 03-19-2012 12:37 AM

Re: Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
At least they aren't talking about it being illegal to take them across state lines! You can buy one in Las Vegas, and cart it home. Nevada needs something to boost its economy, and it appears that California legislators are providing some assistance.

joraft 03-19-2012 03:08 PM

Re: Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
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Originally Posted by CharlesWilson (Post 79345)

... Nevada needs something to boost its economy, and it appears that California legislators are providing some assistance.

Charles, California legislators have been assisting Nevada's economy for years, along with those of Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

For the first time in recorded history we have more people (and businesses) leaving the state than coming in. But I don't worry, the geniuses in Sacramento continue to assure that everything is fine (and why would they lie?). :)

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Okami 03-19-2012 03:30 PM

Re: Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
what about all the tablesaws that are already in workshops throughout california?
John, Your Felder will be worthless before long, better start using it:stirthepot::D

joraft 03-19-2012 03:41 PM

Re: Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Okami (Post 79354)

what about all the tablesaws that are already in workshops throughout california?
John, Your Felder will be worthless before long, better start using it:stirthepot::D

Mostly likely all current saws will be "grandfathered" in.

If that's the case, my saw should shoot way up in value, especially since it's in "like new" condition. :)


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waho6o9 03-19-2012 05:45 PM

Re: Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
Double digit Unemployment, House market tanking, energy prices rising, easier to get welfare than building permits, water turned off in central Ca. to protect some stupid fish resulting in higher produce prices and unemployment, and no new refineries being built.

And they wonder why businesses leave the State of Ca., over 200 last year.

And libtards and stupid rinos have a plan, you guessed it, raise taxes. Brilliant.

Stay out of the private sector and let the market determine the winners and losers.

Rant over, rock on. :D

Wonderwino 03-19-2012 05:51 PM

Re: Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
I suppose the whole reason behind this is that the idiots who fail to observe shop safety will still have their fingers left to point disparagingly at "evil, greedy corporations and 1%ers." :nothingtoadd:

ShawnR 03-19-2012 07:45 PM

Re: Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
I am not saying anything.. at least California has schools that rank better than 50/50 for academic education.. On the plus side we are #1... of the worst schools. Go georgia

Sometimes you have to be highly educated to come up with an insanely stupid idea.

AlaskaRanger 03-19-2012 11:42 PM

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Well, I for one am pretty disappointed in the Sacramento solons for pussyfooting around.

It appears their intent is to diminish injuries caused by motored worktools.

Abolishing motored worktools would solve this problem. Hey! It's back to Neander-tools! Certain related tool forums should rejoice.

Regardless, doing only that would, however, still be a half-baked measure. There is a far, far more injury-prone workplace - and to solve this dangerous situation, the eminent Californians should immediately pass legislation outlawing the use of knives in kitchens. This would very significantly reduce the workload on the state's overtaxed hospital emergency rooms.

plhalle 03-20-2012 01:27 AM

Re: Once again, California is to lead the nation.........
 
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Originally Posted by AlaskaRanger (Post 79375)
Well, I for one am pretty disappointed in the Sacramento solons for pussyfooting around.

It appears their intent is to diminish injuries caused by motored worktools.

Abolishing motored worktools would solve this problem. Hey! It's back to Neander-tools! Certain related tool forums should rejoice.

Regardless, doing only that would, however, still be a half-baked measure. There is a far, far more injury-prone workplace - and to solve this dangerous situation, the eminent Californians should immediately pass legislation outlawing the use of knives in kitchens. This would very significantly reduce the workload on the state's overtaxed hospital emergency rooms.

I read about the CA version and was going to post, but ...

I am glad the kitchen knife was brought up. I hope that somewhere out there are stats on those injuries. Can't wait to see a flesh saving techno thing adopted to a kitchen knife that is supposed to cut flesh.

Next up should be chain saws. Hope that it won't be based on the moisture content of the wood and conductivity.

I do really appreciate the computer. I hate paper cuts. OH NO!

Peter


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