Re "Bill would help end abuse of Proposition 65" (Editorials, May 3): A law will be abused by predatory attorneys if it has three characteristics. It must be so vague that it is impossible to know what it requires. It must provide no way to determine in advance whether or not one is in compliance. It must allow for private enforcement.
Both Proposition 65 and the Americans with Disabilities Act fully qualify. The ADA requires businesses to make "reasonable accommodation" and specifically states that what is reasonable will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Prop. 65 does not give a comprehensive list of offending substances, thus creating a similar dilemma. These problems are easily fixable if any Legislature cared enough to do it.
-- Paul H. Greisen, Sacramento