SB 1219 (Wolk, 2011-12) Plastic Bag Recycling
SB 1219 proposes to extend the sunset of AB 2449 (Levine) which mandates plastic bag recycling at supermarkets.
Position and Status.
Governor Brown signed the bill into law on 9/19/12. It passed the Assembly on August 21 42-30. It passed out of the Senate on May 3 with a 22-13 vote and out of the Senate Environmental Quality committee on 4/16 with a 5-1 vote.
Starting in 2007, AB 2449 (Levine) mandated plastic bag recycling collection at large grocery stores throughout California. AB 2449 sunsets on January 1, 2013.
SB 1219 would extend the AB 2449 sunset to January 1, 2020. It would also remove the AB 2449 preemption of local charges on plastic bags.
CAW Staff Contacts.
Senator Lois Wolk
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
1 Bag at a Time
Western Plastics Association