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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.
Position and Status. CAW Supports. 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.
AB 1021 provides financial assistance in the form of sales tax exemption on equipment purchases to businesses that process or utilized recycled feedstock.
Position and Status:
CAW Supports. AB 1021 was held in Senate Appropriations and won't be acted on until 2014.
Summary Prohibits stores from distributing single use plastic bags and allows the sale of reusable, paper, and (in certain jurisdictions) compostable plastic bags.
Position and Status CAW Supports. 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.
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