California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Legislation

Current Priority Bills

Check this report regularly for information on current bills of interest to CalRecycle. The information is updated continuously via CapitolTrack. Information on past bills of interest from prior legislative sessions is available from the archives. All bills (back to the 1999-2000 session) can be searched at the California Legislature's site.

Status of Priority Bills, 2015-2016 Session

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Measure Topic-Status Description
AB 45
MullinD)

Amended: 1/21/2016
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Household hazardous waste.
5/16/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to adopt one or more model ordinances for a comprehensive program for the collection of household hazardous waste and would authorize a local jurisdiction that provides for the residential collection and disposal of solid waste that proposes to enact an ordinance governing the collection and diversion of household hazardous waste to adopt one of the model ordinances adopted by the department.
AB 133
Committee on Budget)

Chaptered: 3/1/2016
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Budget Act of 2015.
3/1/2016 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter No. 2, Statutes of 2016
The Budget Act of 2015 appropriated specified amounts for the support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2015 by adding and amending items of appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions.
AB 435
ChangR)

Amended: 8/18/2015
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California Environmental Protection Agency: Natural Resources Agency: Web casts of public meetings and workshops.
8/28/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. on 8/27/2015)
Would require that each department, board, and commission of the Natural Resources Agency , except as specified, and each department, board, and office of the California Environmental Protection Agency Web cast all onsite public meetings, in a manner that enables listeners and viewers to ask questions and provide public comment by telephone or electronic communication commensurate with those attending the meeting. The bill would require the agencies to make the recording of a Web cast available online for no less than 3 years for subsequent viewing by interested members of the public.
AB 577
BonillaD)

Amended: 7/6/2015
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Biomethane: grant program.
9/11/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(14). (Last location was RLS. on 9/8/2015)
Would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to develop and implement a grant program to award grants for projects that produce biomethane, that build or develop collection and purification technology or infrastructure, or that upgrade or expand existing biomethane facilities. The bill would, upon appropriation, authorize moneys in the fund to be used to fund grants awarded pursuant to the program.
AB 590
DahleR)

Amended: 7/9/2015
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Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
8/28/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. on 8/27/2015)
Would provide that moneys in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, upon appropriation, may be made available for expenditure by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission for the purposes of maintaining the current level of biomass power generation or geothermal energy generation in the state and revitalizing currently idle facilities in strategically located regions. The bill would establish requirements for an applicant to receive available funding for a facility's eligible electrical generation.
AB 628
BloomD)

Introduced: 2/24/2015
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Used oil.
7/17/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was E.Q. on 5/21/2015)
Current law authorizes the Department of Toxic Substances Control to regulate the disposal of hazardous waste, including used oil, and, for those purposes, defines "used oil" to mean oil that has been refined from crude oil, or any synthetic oil, that has been used, and, as a result of use or as a consequence of extended storage, or spillage, has been contaminated with physical or chemical impurities. This bill would clarify that the synthetic oil referred to in the definition of "used oil" may be from any source.
AB 655
QuirkD)

Amended: 7/1/2015
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Rendering: inedible kitchen grease: registration fee: additional fees.
5/25/2016 - Set for hearing.
Current law, operative until July 1, 2020, authorizes the Department of Food and Agriculture, in addition to the license fee, to charge each licensed renderer and collection center an additional fee to cover the reasonable costs of administering provisions regulating renderers, collection centers, and transporters of inedible kitchen grease, and requires that the additional fees may not exceed $3,000 per year. This bill would increase the maximum amount of these additional fees to $10,000 per year. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
AB 761
LevineD)

Amended: 6/2/2015
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Carbon sequestration: working lands.
8/28/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. on 8/27/2015)
Would require the Department of Food and Agriculture, upon an appropriation of moneys therefor, to establish a grant program to fund voluntary projects that increase carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions reductions on working lands, as defined. The bill would require the department, in consultation with the Department of Conservation, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, the State Air Resources Board, and the Department of Water Resources, to develop and adopt project solicitation and evaluation guidelines for the program, as specified.
AB 988
Stone, MarkD)

Amended: 6/30/2015
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Outdoor Environmental Education and Recreation Grants Program.
8/28/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. on 8/27/2015)
Would require the Department of Parks and Recreation to establish, on or before March 30, 2016, an Outdoor Environmental Education and Recreation Grants Program with the purpose of increasing the ability of underserved and at-risk populations to participate in outdoor recreation and educational experiences by awarding grants to public organizations, nonprofit organizations, or both. The bill would require the director to develop criteria, procedures, and accountability measures as may be necessary to implement the program and to administer the program to ensure that priority is given to underserved populations, as specified.
AB 1005
GordonD)

Amended: 1/4/2016
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California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act: market development payments.
2/4/2016 - Referred to Com. on E.Q.
Current law authorizes the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, until that authorization is repealed on January 1, 2017, to annually expend up to $10,000,000 from the fund to make market development payments to an entity certified by the department as a recycling center, processor, or dropoff or collection program for empty plastic beverage containers that are subsequently washed and processed into flake, pellet, or other form, and made usable for the manufacture of a plastic product, or to a product manufacturer for empty plastic beverage containers that are subsequently washed and processed into flake, pellet, or other form, and used by that product manufacturer to manufacture a product. This bill would postpone that repeal until January 1, 2022.
AB 1062
BontaD)

Amended: 4/7/2015
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Environmental Justice Small Grant Program.
5/5/2016 - Set for hearing.
Current law establishes the Environmental Justice Small Grant Program under the jurisdiction of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and prescribes specific criteria and procedures for the implementation of the program. Current law requires that grants be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that are based in communities with the most significant exposure to pollution. This bill would additionally include physical projects, including planning, engineering, and construction, monitoring or filtering technology, and environmental assessments that improve the environment or the environmental health of the community, or that address a specific environmental justice need, among the purposes for which a grant may be awarded.
AB 1063
WilliamsD)

Amended: 8/17/2015
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Solid waste: charges.
8/19/2015 - In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Would raise the fee imposed on an operator of a disposal facility to $4 per ton commencing January 1, 2017. The bill would require a minimum of $1.50 per ton of the fee collected from each operator, until January 1, 2022, and would authorize some or all of the fee collected thereafter, to be allocated to activities that promote recycling and the highest and best use of materials, as specified. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
AB 1103
DoddD)

Amended: 5/11/2016
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Solid waste: disposal.
5/11/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, generally regulates the disposal, management, and recycling of solid waste. Current law requires exporters, brokers, and transporters of recyclables or compost to submit periodic information to the department on the types, quantities, and destinations of materials that are disposed of, sold, or transferred. This bill would additionally require a self-hauler, as defined, to submit that information to the department.
AB 1108
LowD)

Amended: 5/5/2015
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Beverage containers: recycling.
5/19/2016 - Set for hearing.
Would prohibit a certified recycling center from paying the refund value to a consumer for more than 50 pounds of aluminum beverage containers or plastic beverage containers, or any combination thereof, or 500 pounds of glass beverage containers, submitted by that consumer to the certified recycling center in a single 24-hour period. Since a violation of this requirement would be a crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
AB 1239
GordonD)

Amended: 5/5/2015
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Tire recycling: California tire regulatory fee and waste tire program.
7/17/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(10). (Last location was E.Q. on 6/11/2015)
Would require a waste tire generator, as defined, that is a retail seller of new tires to end user purchasers to pay a California tire regulatory fee. The bill would authorize the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to establish the California tire regulatory fee in an amount that is sufficient to generate revenues equivalent to the reasonable regulatory costs incurred by the department incident to audits, inspections, administrative costs, adjudications, manifesting, registration, and other regulatory activities regarding these retail sellers as generators of waste tires , but not to exceed $1.25 per new tire sold, as provided.
AB 1419
EggmanD)

Amended: 5/5/2015
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Recycling centers.
5/23/2016 - In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
Would authorize the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to revoke a certification of a certified recycling center found to be abandoned, as specified. The bill would provide an opportunity for a hearing on that revocation to be conducted in the same manner as a hearing for an applicant whose original application for certification is denied.
AB 1435
AlejoD)

Amended: 8/18/2015
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Hazardous waste: toxics: packaging.
8/28/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. on 8/18/2015)
The Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act generally prohibits a manufacturer or supplier from offering for sale or for promotional purposes in this state a package or packaging component that includes intentionally introduced lead, mercury, cadmium, or hexavalent chromium in the package or in a packaging component. The act exempted from this prohibition, until January 1, 2010, a package or a packaging component if the manufacturer or supplier complied with specific documentation requirements and the package or packaging component did not contain any intentionally introduced lead, mercury, cadmium, or hexavalent chromium, but exceeded a specific maximum concentration level because of the addition of a recycled material. This bill would provide a similar exemption, until January 1, 2019, for a glass beverage, food, or drink container.
AB 1577
EggmanD)

Amended: 4/27/2016
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Income taxes: credits: food bank donations.
5/4/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws, including, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2012, and before January 1, 2017, a credit for a qualified taxpayer, defined as a person responsible for planting a crop, managing the crop, and harvesting the crop from the land, in an amount equal to 10% of the cost that would otherwise be included in, or required to be included in, inventory costs, as specified under federal law, with respect to the donation of fresh fruits or fresh vegetables to a food bank located in California. This bill, under both laws, would expand the credit to apply to the donation of qualified donation items, defined as raw agricultural products or processed foods.
AB 1669
Hernndez, RogerD)

Amended: 4/28/2016
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Displaced employees: service contracts: collection and transportation of solid waste.
5/12/2016 - Referred to Com. on L. & I.R.
Current law requires a local government agency letting a public transit service contract out to bid to give a bidding preference for contractors and subcontractors who agree to retain for a specified period certain employees who were employed to perform essentially the same services by the previous contractor or subcontractor. Such a contractor or subcontractor is required to offer employment to those employees, except for reasonable and substantiated cause. This bill would expand the application of these provisions to exclusive contracts for the collection and transportation of solid waste. The bill would require the information provided to a bona fide bidder to be made available in writing at least 30 days before bids for the service contract are due.
AB 1683
EggmanD)

Amended: 5/16/2016
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Alternative energy financing.
5/25/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority Act authorizes, until January 1, 2021, the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority to provide financial assistance in the form of a sales and use tax exclusion for projects, including those that promote California-based manufacturing, California-based jobs, advanced manufacturing, the reduction of greenhouse gases, or the reduction in air and water pollution or energy consumption. The act prohibits the sales and use tax exclusions for these projects from exceeding $100,000,000 for each calendar year. This bill would specify that if less than $100,000,000 is granted in a calendar year, the unallocated amount may roll over to the following calendar year.
AB 1815
AlejoD)

Amended: 5/2/2016
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California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: disadvantaged communities.
5/11/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Current law requires the California Environmental Protection Agency to identify disadvantaged communities and requires the Department of Finance, in consultation with the state board and any other relevant state agency, to develop, as specified, a 3-year investment plan for the moneys deposited in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Current law requires the 3-year investment plan to allocate a minimum of 25% of the available moneys in the fund to projects that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities. This bill would require the agency to establish a comprehensive technical assistance program, upon the appropriation of moneys from the fund, for eligible applicants, as specified, assisting eligible communities, as defined.
AB 1817
Stone, MarkD)

Enrollment: 5/26/2016
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Solid waste: garbage and refuse disposal districts: board of directors.
5/26/2016 - In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.
Current law authorizes the formation of garbage and refuse disposal districts under certain conditions. Current law authorizes members of the board of directors to receive not more than $50 per diem for each day of actual attendance at the meetings of the board, up to $100 in a calendar month. This bill would authorize a district board to provide, by ordinance or resolution, compensation to a member of the board in an amount not to exceed $100 per day for each day of attendance at a meeting of the board or for each day of service rendered as director by request of the board, and would authorize a member of a district board to receive that compensation for no more than 6 days in a calendar month.
AB 2059
Garcia, EduardoD)

Amended: 5/3/2016
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Junk dealers and recyclers: nonferrous materials.
5/19/2016 - Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Current law exempts from the payment by cash or check requirement those sellers of junk or recycling materials who conduct 5 or more separate transactions per month with the junk dealer or recycler, as specified. This bill would, until January 1, 2020, exempt from the payment by cash or check requirement those sellers of junk or recycling materials who carry a surety bond of at least $100,000, covering the business entity at large, including all locations, which exclusively covers the cost of loss to the verifiable owner of stolen scrap metal purchased by the junk dealer or recycler and the cost to local law enforcement of investigating the theft. The bill would define the recoverable cost of loss to the verifiable owner of the scrap metal to be specified damages.
AB 2110
DahleR)

Introduced: 2/17/2016
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Beverage containers: redemption payments.
5/6/2016 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(6). (Last location was PRINT on 2/17/2016)
Current law, the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, requires a beverage distributor to pay a redemption payment in a specified amount for every beverage container sold or offered for sale in the state to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, for deposit in the California Beverage Container Recycling Fund. This bill would nonsubstantively recast that provision.
AB 2111
DahleR)

Introduced: 2/17/2016
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Household hazardous waste.
5/6/2016 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(6). (Last location was PRINT on 2/17/2016)
Current law authorizes public agencies to operate household hazardous waste collection facilities, as defined, and specifies conditions for the transportation of household hazardous waste. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to the definitions pertaining to those provisions.
AB 2153
Garcia, CristinaD)

Amended: 4/14/2016
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Lead-Acid Battery Recovery and Recycling Act.
5/18/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Would establish the Used Lead-Acid Battery Recovery and Recycling Act. The bill would require a qualified industry association, as defined, to establish a lead-acid battery recycling organization, as defined. The bill would authorize the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to certify that a lead-acid battery recycling organization has been established. The bill would require the lead-acid battery recycling organization to develop, implement, and administer a lead-acid battery recycling program pursuant to the act.
AB 2293
Garcia, CristinaD)

Amended: 4/27/2016
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California Green Business Program and Green Assistance Program.
5/18/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Current law creates the California Environmental Protection Agency, consisting of various boards, offices, and departments, including the State Air Resources Board and the Department of Toxic Substances Control. This bill would establish the Green Assistance Program within the California Environmental Protection Agency to, among other things, assist small businesses and small nonprofit organizations in applying for moneys from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. This bill contains other related provisions and other current laws.
AB 2313
WilliamsD)

Amended: 4/26/2016
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Renewable natural gas: monetary incentive program for biomethane projects.
5/23/2016 - In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Would require the Public Utilities Commission to modify the monetary incentive program for biomethane projects so that the total available incentive limitation for a project, other than a dairy cluster biomethane project, as defined, is increased from $1,500,000 to $3,000,000. The bill would require the commission to increase the total available incentive limitation for a dairy cluster biomethane project to $5,000,000 and would require that gathering lines for transport of biogas to a centralized processing facility for the project be treated as an interconnection cost.
AB 2334
MullinD)

Amended: 5/16/2016
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Sales and use taxes: exclusion: alternative energy financing.
5/25/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority Act authorizes, until January 1, 2021, the authority to provide financial assistance in the form of a sales and use tax exclusion for any lease or transfer of title of tangible personal property constituting a project to any participating party, and defines a project and participating party for those purposes. The act limits the sales and use tax exclusion to $100,000,000 for each calendar year. This bill would extend the sales and use tax exclusion to any contractor for use in the performance of a construction contract for the participating party that will use that property as an integral part of the approved project.
AB 2396
McCartyD)

Amended: 4/13/2016
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Solid waste: annual reports.
5/12/2016 - Referred to Com. on E.Q.
The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, which is administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, establishes an integrated waste management program. Current law requires each state agency to submit an annual report to the department summarizing its progress in reducing solid waste that is due on or before May 1 of each year. This bill would require each state agency to include in that annual report a summary of the state agency's compliance with specified requirements relating to recycling commercial solid waste and organic waste.
AB 2511
LevineD)

Amended: 3/28/2016
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Fertilizing materials: auxiliary soil and plant substances: biochar.
4/13/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.
Would include biochar, as defined, as a product intended to be used for influencing soils, plant growth, or crop or plant quality for the purposes of the definition of auxiliary soil and plant substances.
AB 2530
GordonD)

Amended: 4/18/2016
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Recycling: beverage containers.
5/11/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Would, beginning January 1, 2018, require a manufacturer of a beverage sold in a plastic beverage container to clearly indicate through labeling the average percentage of postconsumer recycled content in the beverage container and would require a manufacturer to use one or more of several specified methods of determining the average percentage of postconsumer recycled content for labeling or making a claim about the postconsumer recycled content of plastic beverage containers. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
AB 2576
GrayD)

Amended: 4/11/2016
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Recycling: glass container manufacturers: market development payments.
5/11/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Would provide that up to $20,000,000 shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for market development payments to glass container manufacturers in an amount of $50 per ton of state-generated cullet, as defined, utilized for manufacturing in the state to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions not otherwise required by statute or regulation.
AB 2579
LowD)

Amended: 4/13/2016
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Food service packaging products: study.
5/11/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, regulates the disposal, management, and recycling of solid waste. This bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2018, to complete a study to establish baseline data relating to food service packaging that contains specified information, including the current and potential markets for recycled and composted food service packaging products.
AB 2585
WilliamsD)

Amended: 3/15/2016
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California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: market-based compliance mechanisms.
5/18/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Would require the State Air Resources Board, no later than July 1, 2018, to review any regulation adopted as part of a market-based compliance mechanism to consider the intended purpose and consistency of requirements aimed to prevent resource shuffling, as defined, among all fuels subject to that regulation.
AB 2773
QuirkD)

Amended: 3/28/2016
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Biomethane.
4/27/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
The Public Utilities Commission has adopted standards to ensure the protection of human health, and pipeline and pipeline facility integrity and safety, in part by establishing a biomethane minimum heating value, which is a measure of the energy content, a biomethane siloxane trigger level, which gives rise to a monitoring requirement, and a biomethane siloxane lower action level, which is used in screening gas supplies. This bill would require the commission to modify the minimum heating value and the siloxane trigger and lower action levels, as specified.
AB 2781
Garcia, EduardoD)

Amended: 4/7/2016
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Supplemental environmental projects.
5/4/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Current law requires each board, department, and office within the California Environmental Protection Agency that has enforcement authority to establish a policy on supplemental environmental projects that benefits disadvantaged communities and that includes, among other things, allowing the amount of a supplemental environmental project to be up to 50% of the enforcement action. This bill would require the policy to also include a requirement that 10% of an enforcement action monetary penalty be deposited in the Supplemental Environmental Projects in the Disadvantaged Communities Fund, which would be created by the bill.
AB 2812
GordonD)

Introduced: 2/19/2016
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Solid waste: recycling: state agencies and large state facilities.
5/11/2016 - In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
Would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, on or before July 1, 2017, to adopt requirements for adequate receptacles and staffing for collecting and storing recyclable materials in state buildings and large state facilities. The bill would require a state agency and large state facility, on or before July 1, 2018, consistent with those requirements, to provide receptacles for recyclable materials, provide staff, and establish a collection schedule for collecting recyclable materials.
SB 86
Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)

Amended: 2/22/2016
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Budget Act of 2015.
3/7/2016 - Ordered to inactive file on request of Senator Leno.
The Budget Act of 2015 appropriated specified amounts for the support of state government for the 2015-16 fiscal year. This bill would amend the Budget Act of 2015 by adding and amending items of appropriation. This bill contains other related provisions.
SB 367
WolkD)

Amended: 8/17/2015
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Agricultural lands: greenhouse gases.
8/28/2015 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a)(11). (Last location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/26/2015)
Would authorize, rather than require, the environmental farming program to provide incentives, including loans, grants, research, technical assistance, or educational materials and outreach, to farmers whose practices promote the well-being of ecosystems, air quality, and wildlife and their habitat, and reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon storage in agricultural soils and woody biomass, or both.
SB 778
AllenD)

Amended: 1/4/2016
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Automotive repair: oil changes: notification to customers.
4/28/2016 - Referred to Coms. on P. & C.P. and B. & P.
Would require an automotive repair dealer to notify a customer, who is purchasing an oil change, of the recommended oil drain interval, oil grade, and viscosity specified in the maintenance schedule of the vehicle's owner's manual. The bill would also require, except as specified, an automotive repair dealer to use the oil drain interval specified in the maintenance schedule of the vehicle's owner's manual if the automotive repair dealer is recommending the date or mileage for the next oil change, as described.
SB 937
McGuireD)

Introduced: 2/2/2016
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Disaster relief: County of Lake: fires.
5/20/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
The California Disaster Assistance Act generally provides that the state share for disaster project allocations to local agencies is no more than 75% of total state eligible costs, except for specified events for which the state share is up to 100% of state eligible costs. This bill would add the forest fires that occurred in the County of Lake in 2015 to the list of events for which the state share of state eligible cost is up to 100%. This bill contains other related provisions.
SB 970
LeyvaD)

Amended: 5/10/2016
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Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund: grant program: recyclable materials.
5/18/2016 - Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Current law requires certain moneys appropriated by the Legislature from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to be used by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for a grant program to provide financial assistance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by promoting in-state development of infrastructure to process organic and other recyclable materials into new, value-added products. This bill would require the department, in awarding a grant for organics composting or anaerobic digestion under the program, to consider, among other things, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions reductions that may result from the project and the amount of organic material that may be diverted from landfills as a result of the project.
SB 1000
LeyvaD)

Amended: 4/12/2016
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Land use: general plans: environmental justice.
5/20/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
The Planning and Zoning Law requires the legislative body of each county and city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development of the county or city and of any land outside its boundaries that bears relation to its planning. This bill would add to the required elements of the general plan an environmental justice element that identifies disadvantaged communities, as defined, within the area covered by the general plan of the city, county, or city and county.
SB 1043
AllenD)

Amended: 4/25/2016
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Biogas and biomethane.
5/24/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
Would require the State Air Resources Board to consider and, as appropriate, adopt policies to significantly increase the sustainable production and use of biogas, as defined, and, in so doing, would require the state board, among other things, to ensure the production and use ofbiogas provides direct environmental benefits and identify barriers to the rapid development and use of biogas and potential sources of funding. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
SB 1153
CannellaR)

Amended: 4/25/2016
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Greenhouse gases: scoping plan: biomethane.
5/20/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
Would require the State Air Resources Board, as a part of the update to the scoping plan and in consultation with other state entities, to provide a comprehensive overview of state efforts to encourage the development of in-state biomethane and renewable natural gas.
SB 1213
WieckowskiD)

Amended: 4/4/2016
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Renewable energy: biosolids: matching grants.
5/20/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
Would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to develop and implement the Biosolids to Clean Energy Grant Program to provide 50% matching funds to local wastewater agencies for biosolids to clean energy capital projects. Beginning with the 2016 -17 fiscal year, the bill would continuously appropriate $20,000,000 annually from the fund to the commission for purposes of the program. This bill contains other existing laws.
SB 1229
JacksonD)

Amended: 4/19/2016
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Home-generated pharmaceutical waste: secure drug take-back bins.
5/5/2016 - Referred to Com. on JUD.
Under existing law, the Medical Waste Management Act, the State Department of Public Health regulates the management and handling of medical waste, including pharmaceutical waste, as defined. This bill would provide that a collector, as defined, is not liable for civil damages, or subject to criminal prosecution, for maintaining a secure drug take-back bin on its premises if the collector, in good faith and not for compensation, takes specified steps, including that the collector regularly inspects the area surrounding the secure drug take-back bin for potential tampering or diversion, to ensure the health and safety of consumers and employees and the proper disposal in the waste stream of home-generated pharmaceutical waste, as defined, contained in the bins.
SB 1294
PavleyD)

Amended: 4/27/2016
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The Community Climate and Drought Resilience Program of 2016.
5/20/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
Would enact the Community Climate and Drought Resilience Program of 2016 and would require CalFire to review the urban forestry program and, if necessary, revise the program to provide funding priority to multibenefit carbon sequestration projects and to establish local or regional targets for urban tree canopy. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.
SB 1350
WolkD)

Amended: 5/10/2016
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Agricultural lands: greenhouse gases: Healthy Soils Program.
5/20/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 requires the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to convene a 5-member Scientific Advisory Panel on Environmental Farming, as prescribed, for the purpose of providing advice and assistance to federal, state, and local government agencies on issues relating to air, water, and wildlife habitat, as specified. Current law authorizes the panel to establish ad hoc committees to assist the panel in performing its functions. This bill would change the number of members on the panel from 5 to 7 members and would require that the secretary appoint 5 instead of 3 of these members, as prescribed.
SB 1383
LaraD)

Amended: 4/12/2016
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Short-lived climate pollutants.
5/20/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
Would require the State Air Resources Board, no later than January 1, 2018, to approve and begin implementing that comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants to achieve a reduction in methane by 40%, hydrofluorocarbon gases by 40%, and anthropogenic black carbon by 50% below 2013 levels by 2030, as specified.
SB 1386
WolkD)

Amended: 5/2/2016
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Resource conservation: working and natural lands.
5/19/2016 - Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.
Would declare it to be the policy of the state that the protection and management of natural and working lands, as defined, is a key strategy in meeting the state's greenhouse gas reduction goals, and would require all relevant state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions to consider this policy when revising, adopting, or establishing policies, regulations, expenditures, or grant criteria relating to the protection and management of natural and working lands.
SB 1402
PavleyD)

Amended: 3/28/2016
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Low-carbon fuels.
5/20/2016 - Set for hearing May 27.
Would create the California Low-Carbon Fuels Incentive Program to be administered by the state board and the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and would authorize moneys in the fund appropriated to the program to be used to provide incentives for the in-state production of low-carbon transportation fuels from new and existing facilities using sustainable feedstock, with priority to be given to projects benefitting disadvantaged communities.

SB 1459
MorrellR)

Introduced: 2/19/2016
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Beverage container recycling: enforcement.
5/6/2016 - Failed Deadline pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(6). (Last location was RLS. on 3/10/2016)
Current law prohibits any person from paying, claiming, or receiving any refund value, processing payment, handling fee, or administrative fee for imported beverage container material, previously redeemed containers, rejected containers, line breakage, or other ineligible material. Current law also prohibits any person, with intent to defraud, from redeeming or attempting to redeem those containers or materials, returning previously redeemed containers to the marketplace for redemption, or bringing those containers or materials to the marketplace for redemption, as specified. This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Total Measures:54

Total Tracking Forms:54



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