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About Prop 65 News

Information about the people and company that publishes Prop 65 News and the online Document Repository, formerly known as the Prop 65 Litigation Reporter.

About Prop 65 News

Prop 65 News provides timely, accurate and unbiased information about California Proposition 65 and related regulatory statutes such as California's Safer Consumer Products Regulation and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). It is designed with both the practitioner and newcomer in mind, providing a quick and efficient way to track litigation trends, keep up with the latest regulatory developments, and provide a big picture view of Proposition 65 practice.  It is also designed to help companies unfamiliar with Proposition 65 to quickly learn what they must know to comply with this often vexing statute.  

Prop 65 News has been publishing continuously since 1987.

The Prop 65 News website includes:

Prop 65 Litigation Database: A searchable database containing vital information about more than 5,000 Prop. 65 enforcement actions and from 1988 to present.

Prop 65 Document Repository: The document repository is the largest collection of documents pertaining to Proposition 65 litigation, regulation and science. It contains court documents from more than 5,000 Prop 65 enforcement actions. This document repository is full-text searchable by word or phrase.  Our database can also be searched by case name, number, plaintiff, defendant, chemical or product.  The repository also contains a growing library of regulatory documents.  The repository contains more than 21,000 documents, and is constantly updated.

Prop 65 News Archives. Our archives containing more than 4,500 news articles spanning 30 years can be searched by any word occurring in the article. Related articles are cross-referenced for your convenience. 

Regulatory Calendar.  Prop 65 News maintains a regulatory calendar to track important events impacting Proposition 65 and related regulatory programs.


Prop 65 News Coverage includes full and continuing coverage of key cases and listings of recent Proposition 65 complaints, settlements and 60-Day Notices.  We provide regulatory updates covering actions of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and other state and federal agencies whose policies might affect Proposition 65 and Prop 65 compliance. 

We also offer occasional guest and editorial articles from Proposition 65 experts.

The Proposition 65 Handbook.  Prop 65 News has published this invaluable desk reference for Proposition 65 practice and compliance since 1994.  The 2017 Edition is the fifth and most comprehensive guide to Proposition 65 is scheduled for publication in January 2017.  A digital edition will be available a few months after the print edition is available.*

Who We Are


  • Jack Schatz  has been involved with Proposition 65 since 1995 when working at Lockheed Environmental Systems and Technologies. He has worked on several Proposition 65 since that time.  He has served as the Editor of Prop 65 News since 2004. He succeeded Roger Carrick as publisher in 2012.
  • Lisa J. Smith, is the business and circulation manager for Prop 65 News.  She has worked extensively in the marketing of service based businesses since 1999.
  • Anthony Esposito is a freelance journalist covering environmental and health issues, who will contribute regularly to Prop 65 News.
  • James Iaccabucci, has extensive enterprise web development experience, having spent over 25 years developing enterprise lines of business applications in the financial services sector.  Mr. Iaccabucci is assisting with the development of a modern user interface and enhanced functionality to our extensive litigation database.
Prop 65 News is a publication of Cornerstone Publishing, LLC

*The Proposition 65 Handbook is not included in the standard subscription to Prop 65 News, but is included in our 1040 Special subscription.

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