The following bills passed out of the Legislature, and now awaits Governor Schwarzenegger's signature.
SB 402 (Wolk, Corbett, Skinner) 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.
Received a 52-27 vote in the Assembly and 21-17 vote in the Senate.
AB 473 - Multi-Family (Blumenfield)- Provides a residential recycling opportunity for more than 7.1 million Californians residing in more than 2.4 million multifamily dwelling units.
Received a 52- 25 vote in the Assembly and 24-11 vote in the Senate.
AB 147 Electronic Toxics Reporting Requirement (Saldana) - Authorizes DTSC to request documentation from electronics manufacturers about the amount of hazardous materials contained in the consumer electronics they offer for sale in the State.
Received a 49-28 vote in the Assembly and 23-15 vote in the Senate.