The Recycling Advocate - September 5, 2006 - Volume 11, Number 16
End of Session Recap:
Below are the key recycling and waste related bills that have passed the legislature and are at the Governor's desk awaiting action. The Governor has until September 30th, to take action on most bills.
-AB 3056 (Hancock) Bottle Bill Recycling & Market Development Incentives - Support. Passed the legislature with strong bi-partisan support, despite late opposition from the Department of Conservation. Aimed at expanding beverage container recycling by increasing market-based incentives for consumers, recyclers and end-users. Send Your Support Letters To The Governor!
-AB 2449 (Levine) Plastic Bag Recycling - Support. Passed the Assembly on a 73-4 vote and the Senate 31-9. Proposes a six year pilot program requiring most grocery and other retail stores (more than 7,000 statewide) to take back and recycle plastic bags. In-store take-back and labeling requirements will help direct bags away from contaminating curbside recycling. TAKE ACTION by sending a letter to Gov. Schwarzenegger.
-AB 2206 (Montanez) Multi-Family Recycling. Passed the Senate Floor with a 24-14 vote. Send a letter to the Governor showing your support!
-SB 369 (Simitian) - Tire Recycling: rubberized asphalt concrete. Passed the Senate on Assembly amendments on a 30-3 vote. Extends the sunset date for the local government rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC) grant program.
-AB 2296 (Montanez) - Landfill Post Closure Financial Assurance. Passed the Assembly on Senate Amendments 74-5. Requires the CIWMB to study the potential long term threats to the environment from landfills.
Unfortunately, in the last week of session, SB 931 (Florez), which would have restricted taxpayer subsidized bond financing for large scale animal feeding lots, failed passage on the Assembly Floor.
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