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AB 888 (Bloom) - Plastic Microbeads

Summary. AB 888 would ban the sale of plastic microbeads contained in toothpaste, facial scrubs and other personal care products. Position and Status. AB 888 is sponsored by CAW. The bill passed the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee on 4/28 and the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on 4/13, both with bi-partisan support.

SB 778 (Allen) Automotive Oil Quality Standards

Summary. SB 778 would improve standards for automotive oil so that drivers would only have to change their oil every 10,000 miles.  Position and Status. SB 778 is sponsored by CAW. The bill passed  Senate Committee on Environmental Quality 4-1 and will now go to Senate Appropriations.

AB 199 (Eggman) - Sales Tax Exemption

Summary. AB 199 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 is the sponsor of AB 199. AB 199 passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on March 23rd, and will head to Asm Revenue & Taxation Committee in May.

AB 1239 – Tire Recycling Program Reform

Summary. AB 1239 will help expand the state’s tire recycling infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gases, create jobs, and cut the statewide and local costs associated with tire cleanup. 

Position and Status. CAW is the sponsor of AB 1239. AB 1239 is expected to be heard in Assembly Natural Resources Committee on April 27, 2015.

 



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