California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

California Solid Waste Legislation

Final Status of Priority Bills, 2013-2014 Session

This is the final status of bills at the end of the 2013-14 legislative session.

Assembly Bills
Bill Information Location Summary
AB 8 (Perea)
D-Fresno

Alternative Fuel and Vehicle Technologies: Funding Programs
Chapter 401, Statutes of 2013 Extends various fees and surcharges that fund programs administered by the California Energy Commission, the Air Resources Board, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, local air districts, and the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
AB 333 (Wieckowski)
D-Fremont

Medical Waste
Chapter 564, Statutes of 2014 Makes changes to the Medical Waste Management Act.
AB 501 (Nazarian)
D-Sherman Oaks

Vehicles
Chapter 392, Statutes of 2013 Changes the definition of tire broker to exclude a vehicle dealer and a tire retailer primarily engaged in the retail sale, service, and installation of new tires on customer vehicles.
AB 513 (Frazier)
D-Oakley

Tire Recycling Program: Rubberized Asphalt Concrete
Chapter 499, Statutes of 2013 Requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to award rubberized asphalt concrete grants for local public works projects, disability access projects at parks and Class I Bikeways.
AB 1126 (Gordon)
D-Menlo Park

Oil and Gas: Well Stimulation
Chapter 411, Statutes of 2013 Creates, defines, and establishes regulatory standards for an Engineered Municipal Solid Waste conversion facility.
AB 1179 (Bocanegra)
D-Los Angeles

Recycling: Waste Tires: Public Works Projects
Chapter 589, Statutes of 2014 Requires public works projects that use tire-derived products to create parklets or greenways are eligible for tire-derived grants.
AB 1317 (Frazier)
D-Oakley

State Government Operations
Chapter 354, Statutes of 2013 Changes in the statutes necessary to reflect the changes made by the Governor’s Reorganizations Plan No. 2 as introduced to the Legislature on May 3, 2012.
AB 1398 (Pavley)
D-Agoura Hills

Solid Waste: Recycling: Enforcement Agencies
Chapter 509, Statutes of 2013 Clarifies the ambiguity in existing law that governs the responsibilities between the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and local enforcement agencies. Also deletes and incorrect cross reference and revises the definition of the term commercial solid waste to include all types of solid waste generated by a commercial entity or multifamily dwelling.
AB 1594 (Williams)
D-Santa Barbara

Waste Management
Chapter 719, Statutes of 2014 Provides that the use of green material as alternative daily cover is disposal and does not constitute diversion through recycling.
AB 1826 (Chesbro)
D-Arcata

Solid Waste: Organic Waste
Chapter 727, Statutes of 2014 Requires commercial businesses to arrange for recycling services for organic waste. Local jurisdictions are also required to adopt an organic waste recycling program.
AB 1846 (Wieckowski)
D-Fremont

Beverage Containers: Enforcement
Chapter 597, Statutes of 2014 Authorizes CalRecycle to suspend or revoke handling fees from a certified recycling center as a form of disciplinary action if the recycling center is found guilty of committing fraud or deceit.
AB 2251 (Yamada)
D-Davis

Weights and Measures: Beverage Containers: Redemption Value
Chapter 605, Statutes of 2014 Provides investigative and enforcement authority to the Department of Food and Agriculture and county sealers to enforce the requirement that dealers are prohibited from charging more for a redemption payment.
AB 2355 (Levine)
D-San Rafael

Local Agencies: Streets and Highways: Recycled Materials
Chapter 609, Statutes of 2014 Requires a local agency that has jurisdiction over a street or highway to either adopt the standards developed by Transportation for recycled paving materials or discuss failed standards at a regularly scheduled public hearing.
AB 2675 (Lowenthal)
D-Long Beach

State Agency: Public Contracts
Chapter 617, Statutes of 2014 Requires state agencies to ensure that at least 50% of certain goods and materials purchased be recycled products.
AB 2748 (Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials)

Hazardous Waste: Business Plans
Chapter 744, Statutes of 2014 Removes the requirement for owners or operators of a location that collect recyclable latex paint to have an approved CalRecycle business plan under the architectural paint recovery program.
AB 2764 (Committee on Natural Resources)

Public Resources
Chapter 512, Statutes of 2014 Adds solid waste that exists in the waters of the state as an eligible grant activity for the Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Cleanup Grant Program.
Senate Bills
Bill Header Location Summary
SB 4 (Pavley)
D-Agoura Hills

Oil and Gas: Well Stimulation
Chapter 313, Statutes of 2013 Requires the operator of an oil and gas well who wishes to perform well stimulations treatments to first apply for a permit with the Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources.
SB 96 (Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review)

Budget Act of 2013: Public Resources
Chapter 356, Statutes of 2013 Makes the necessary statutory changes in order to implements the Budget Act of 2013 as it relates to natural resources and environmental protection.
SB 254 (Hancock)
D-Berkeley

Solid Waste: Used Mattresses: Recycling and Recover
Chapter 388, Statutes of 2013 Establishes a statewide mattress recycling program to be developed, implemented, and administered by a single mattress recycling organization comprised of manufacturers, renovators, and retailers.
SB 270 (Padilla)
D-Pacoima

Solid Waste: Single-Use Carryout Bags
Chapter 850, Statutes of 2014 Prohibits a retail establishment from providing a single-use carryout bag to a customer at the point of sale SB 270 allows recycled paper bags, compostable plastic bags, or reusable bags to be made available for purchase.
SB 498 (Lara)
D-Bell Gardens

Solid Waste: Biomass Conversion
Chapter 746, Statutes of 2014 Expands the existing definition of biomass conversion to include noncombustion thermal conversion technologies that produce hear, fuel or electricity.
SB 1249 (Hill)
D-San Mateo

Hazardous Waste: Shredder Waste
Chapter 756, Statutes of 2014 Requires DTSC to adopt regulations that declared auto-shredder waste hazardous and that it be managed accordingly.
SB 1261 (Jackson)
D-Santa Barbara

Hazardous Materials: Business Plans
Chapter 715, Statutes of 2014 Removes the requirement for owners or operators of a location that collect recyclable latex paint to have an approved CalRecycle business plan under the architectural paint recovery program.
SB 1274 (Hancock)
D-Berkeley

Recycling: Used Mattresses
Chapter 371, Statutes of 2014 Makes technical changes to the Mattress Recycling and Recovery Act.
Last updated: February 27, 2015
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