Sep 11 - Bottle Bill Passes out of Legislature

SB 402 (Wolk, Corbett, Skinner) has passed out of the legislature, and now awaits Governor Schwarzenegger's signature. SB 402 will fix an imbalance in the Beverage Container Recycling Fund through a combination of ending the exemption given to "non-traditional" container types, lowering the threshold for the 10 cent CRV to 20 ounces from 24 ounces, and a reprioritization of program expenditures.

The bill received a 50-12 vote in the Assembly and a 22-14 vote in the Senate.