AB 1343 (Huffman, 2009-10) - Paint Recovery Act

This measure will require paint manufacturers to develop and implement a program to collect, transport, and process postconsumer paint to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of the disposal of postconsumer paint in this state.


Position and Status.
CAW-sponsored. AB 1343 was signed by Governor Schwarzenegger Sep 28. View the implementation effort. It previously passed the policy and fiscal committees in the Assembly and Senate. This was a 2-year bill.

Take ACTION! Send a support letter to the Governor for AB 1343

Sample support letter for local government  (Fax to Governor's Office: 916-558-3177, Attn: Legislative Affairs)

Here are some great examples of support letters that have been sent: 

Leftover paint poses a significant environmental and cost burden to local governments and the state. This measure will reduce this burden by requiring manufacturers to take responsibility for establishing and financing a safe and reliable system for the recovery and proper management of leftover (postconsumer) paint generated by consumers in this state.

The bill is supported by American Coatings Association and the California Paint Council because this paint model has gone through a multi-stakeholder national discussion for the last few years, and has been successfully implemented in Oregon.

CAW Staff Contacts.
Teresa Bui (916) 443-5422 

Current Actions. 

Assembly Member Jared Huffman
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
fax: 916-319-2106

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.

Ace Hardware
California Paint Council
California Product Stewardship Council
California Retailers Association
Californians Against Waste (sponsor)
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
Cities of Cupertino, San Diego, and Sunnyvale
City and County of San Francisco
County of Tuolumne
Diamond Vogel Paint Company
Dunn-Edwards Corporation
Ecology Action of Santa Cruz
Humboldt Waste Management Authority
Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc.
National Paint and Coatings Association
Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste 
Management Joint Powers Authority
PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management  
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Sierra Club California
Solid Waste Association of North America
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency
Waste Management
West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Authority

None on file.

Additional Resources:



Sonoma County WMA Letter of Support for AB 1343.pdf51.33 KB

Santa Clara County Gov Ltr AB 1343.pdf63.29 KB

San Luis Obispo IWMA Support Gov.pdf439.55 KB