AB 323 (Chesbro) - Organics Recycling - Support
Summary: AB 323 presents a package of policies that will drive the recycling of yard trimming and food scraps, not only resulting in a reduction of pollution and greenhouse gases, but also creating jobs and supporting a burgeoning industry. Status: AB 323 was held in Assembly Appropriations.
AB 513 (Frazier) - Rubberized Asphalt Concrete Market Development - Support
Summary: AB 513 provides a market development incentive program for Rubberized Asphalt Concrete. Status: The bill was amended in Senate Appropriations and passed off the Senate Floor. The bill signed by the Governor sets up a program that will need to be funded through the budget process. If it is successfully funded in the budget, the program will still go into effect on July 1. The bill was signed by the Governor on Oct. 3.
AB 1001 (Gordon) - Bottle Bill Modernization - Support
Summary: Modernize California's Bottle Bill Program. Status: This bill is no longer active.
AB 1021 (Eggman) - Sales Tax Exemption - Support
Summary: AB 1021 provides financial assistance in the form of sales tax exemption on equipment purchases to businesses that process or utilized recycled feedstock. Status: AB 1021 was held in Senate Appropriations and is no longer active.
AB 1022 (Eggman) CRT Glass Market Development - Support
Summary: Provide market-based incentive to in-state recyclers and manufacturers to utilize CRT glass in products. Status: AB 1022 was held on Suspense in Senate Appropriations and is no longer active.
AB 1023 (Eggman) - Investment in Recycling Market Development - Support
Summary: AB 1023 directs funding from the AB 32 Cap-and-Trade proceeds to provide incentives for waste reduction, recycling, composting and recycled content manufacturing projects. Status: AB 1023 was held in Assembly Appropriations. The bill is considered dead.
AB 1594 (Williams) Compostable Organics Management - Support
Summary: AB 1594 (Williams) will eliminate a loophole in state law that allows some yard trimmings and prunings that are used as landfill cover to count as being “diverted” from landfills. This state law virtually subsidizes the landfilling of this valuable material and is a major disincentive for recycling organics. Status: AB 1594 is sponsored by CAW. It has passed the legislature and been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
AB 1699 (Bloom) Micro-beads - Support
Summary: Bans plastic microbeads from personal care products after 2019. Status: The bill passed through the Senate Committee for Environmental Quality on June 18th and the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 24. This bill is no longer active.
AB 1826 (Chesbro) - Organics Recycling - Support
Summary: AB 1826 will drive the recycling of yard trimming and food scraps by requiring commercial generators to subscribe to composting or anaerobic digestion service for their organic waste. Status: AB 1826 is sponsored by CAW. It has passed the legislature and been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
AB 2284 (Williams-Correa) Household Batteries - Support
Summary: Product stewardship for household batteries
SB 405 (Padilla) Single Use Carryout Bags - Support
Summary: Prohibits stores from distributing single use plastic bags and allows the sale of reusable, paper, and (in certain jurisdictions) compostable plastic bags. Status: On 5/30/13, the bill fell short of the 21 votes it needed to make it off of the Senate Floor, 18-17. Reconsideration granted. Please read a statement from Executive Director Mark Murray.
SB 529 (Leno) Fast Food Packaging - Sponsor
Summary: Requires fast food chains to use food packaging that is compatible with local recycling and composting infrastructure. Status: This bill is no longer active.
SB 254 (Hancock and Correa) Mattress Recycling - Support
Summary: SB 254 will serve the dual purpose of increasing recycling and reducing illegal dumping of mattresses by requiring mattress manufacturers to establish and implement market based collection and recycling programs for used mattress. Status: SB 254 passed off the Assembly Floor in the final days of the session. It also passed the concurrence vote in the Senate. The Governor signed the bill on September 27, 2013.
SB 270 (Padilla, de León, and Lara) Single Use Grocery Bags - Support
Summary: Phases out single-use plastic grocery bags. Reusable, paper, and (in certain jurisdictions) compostable plastic bags can only be distributed with a minimum 10 cent charge. Includes standards and incentives for plastic bag manufacturers to transition to making reusable bags. Status: Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 270 into law!
SB 804 (Lara) - Conversion Technology - No Position
Summary: SB 804 would have changed the definition of Conversion Technology and could allow diversion credits for methods other than recycling and composting, including controversial waste-to-energy projects. Status: It is no longer active.
SB 1014 (Jackson) Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program - Support
Summary: Creates voluntary takeback programs to adopt model guidelines as established under SB 966 (Simitian). Status: Referred to Assembly Appropriations. Passed Assembly ESTM and BPCP committees on 6/17/14 and 6/24/14, respectively. Previously passed Senate Floor on 5/29/14. This bill is no longer active.