Legislation




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AB 1826 (Chesbro) - Organics Recycling

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. 

Position and Status.

CAW is sponsoring AB 1826. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, where it is expected to be heard April 28th.

AB 1594 (Williams) Compostable Organics Management

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.

Position and Status.

CAW is co-sponsoring AB 1594 with the California Compost Coalition. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, where it is expected to be heard April 28th.

SB 270 (Padilla, de León, and Lara) Single Use Grocery Bags

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.

Position and Status CAW Supports.

AB 1021 (Eggman) - Sales Tax Exemption

Summary:

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.

 



California Environmental Legislation