Mylar Balloons Seller Regulation Vetoed by Governor Schwarzenagger

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

This past year has been a battle between the balloon industry and Senator Jack Scott who implement California Bill SB 1499 which bans the sales of Mylar balloons. After many months of heated discussions, email campaigns, and protests – the SB 1499 pass through the California assembly to be rejected by Governor Schwarzenagger. Governor Schwarzenagger … Read more

Mylar Balloons are OK according to California Politician

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Early this year California politician Jack Scott was on a crusade to ban the sale of Mylar balloon at retail stores by introducing California SB 1499.¬† According to Scott, at the request of Burbank officials concerned that business, including major movie studios, are losing power too frequently because of Mylar balloon-triggered outages. After pressure from … Read more

Compromise on California SB Bill 1499

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The balloon industry has reached an agreement with Senator Scott (bill author) and his staff on SB 1499, and it does NOT include a ban on helium-filled foil balloons. The bill was amended 7/15/2008. SB 1499 had a hearing today in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where it went to the “suspense file”. The suspense file … Read more

California Bill 1499 Kills Mickey Mouse

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

The California State Legislature is considering Senate Bill 1499, which would make it a crime for any person to sell or distribute any balloon that is made of electrically conductive material and filled with a gas lighter than air. Please help the balloon community fight¬† against this bill by going to Save the Balloons Other … Read more

Oppose the Banning of Mylar Balloons

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

On May 29, 2008 California has taken the first step in eliminating the sale of Mylar balloons. Instead of going after Pacific Gas & Electric to improve its equipment and services, Senator Jack Scott of California is seeking to band the sales of helium filled Mylar balloons. Does the Senator understand that people will buy … Read more

Disney – Pixar Stocks on the Decline?

Balloon Animals Featured Blog Post, by Balloon Artist Dale Obrochta

Disney famous mouse will be taking a financial blow with the introduction of California Senator Jack Scott Senate Bill SB 1499. Disney who licenses its famous cartoon characters to manufactures will be looking for new ways to get its’ famous mouse included into kids themed Disney birthday parties in California. Senator Scott’s SB 1499 Bill … Read more

California Blackout – Presidential Candidates Need to Voice Their Opinion

It is nice to know that anybody who would like to cause a major blackout in California can do so by simply releasing a store bought Metallic (Mylar) balloon into electrical power lines. According to the Los Angeles Times, metallic balloons, which have caused 63 power outages in Burbank since 1993, and can cost businesses … Read more