Sacramento conveniently hushes up any publicity on consumer issues like this, just like you have not probably heard about the 2008 light bulb laws, which I just talked about down in the electrical thread.
At some date, and I don't know for sure if Jan 2008 is it, but at SOME date, they will start phasing in the 1.28 gallon per flush. What it
means is that each manufacturer will have to make a certain percentage of their total production in that setup. The first year, which may be now, the new ones will be available, but there will only be a few. Each year for about 4 years if I remember, the % will increase, until by about 2012, then 100% of toilets sold in CA will have to be the 1.28GPF
I would suspect, but have not read, that some water districts will do what they have always done here since 1990 on 1.6.......mandate a 1.28 gallon be installed on the sale of a house. At some point, it will be mandatory on remodel and new construction, and I do not know if that date is now or 2012.
This is all a good question to run at your state assembly man's office. But I would not expect quick response right now, as they are gearing up to do battle with Arnold's proposal to close state beaches to balance the budget!! Arnold.....have you lost your ^#%^@# mind??? This is CALIFORNIA....SURF CITY.......home of the Beach Boys! Close the beaches over my dead body!