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State lawmakers are pushing back on three paint manufacturers’ unusual attempt to circumvent a $1.1 billion verdict holding them liable for exposing customers to lead in their products.

Conagra Grocery Products Co., NL Industries Inc. and The Sherwin-Williams Co. are pushing to qualify a November ballot initiative that would eliminate their court-determined liability to remediate lead paint contamination, according to an analysis by the attorney general’s office. Instead, the measure would authorize a $2 billion state bond sale to pay for abatement work.

In pursuit of qualifying that initiative, the paint companies have created a website, notanuisance.com, that claims “millions of California homes” could be “red tagged” because of the Sixth District Court of Appeal’s November 2017 ruling. The site allows visitors to send pre-written emails to legislators, pleading them to overturn the court’s lead-paint ruling.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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