Updated March 26, 2018
 
URGENT! Support letters for AB 3178 needed now!
 
AB 3178 makes changes to the law to account for the critical relationship between waste diversion and markets. This bill provides waste collection and recycling firms, with operating recycling programs and facilities, with effective tools to manage waste during the absence of available diversion markets. The amended bill can be read here. Read the factsheet here. Your letters of support are requested for delivery to the author. We also need your local governments' support with a letter, the template for which can be found below.
 
INDUSTRY MEMBERS: Download a template of your letter here.
 
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: Download a template of your letter here.
 
LOCAL GOVERNMENT LETTER: Download a template to provide to your local government here.
 
Please fax your letters to 916-442-0623 or email to trish@crrcnorth.org.
Thank you for your assistance.
 
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URGENT! Support letters for SB 71 needed now!
 
SB 71 is the CRRC co-sponsored bill (formerly AB 1147) targeting illegal scavenging and attorney fee recovery. The amended bill can be read here. Your letters of support are requested for delivery to the author and committee where it will be heard.
 
INDUSTRY MEMBERS: Download a template of your letter here.
 
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: Download a template of your letter here.
 
Please fax your letters to 916-442-0623 or email to trish@crrcnorth.org.
Thank you for your assistance.
 
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URGENT! Support letters for AB 2061 needed now!
 
AB 2061 will provide a 2,000-pound weight exemption for zero-emission and near-zero-emission vehicles on California's roads. Your letters of support are requested for delivery to the author and Assembly Committee on Transportation.
 
Please download a template of your letter here.
  
Please fax your letters to 916-442-0623 or email to trish@crrcnorth.org.
Thank you for your assistance.
 
 
2017-18 CRRC Legislative Positions

Bill # Author Description Position Status
AB 1036 McCarty
re: Organic waste: composting.
Requires Cal EPA and CDFA, with CalRecycle, SWRCB and CARB, to assess the state's progress toward developing the organic waste processing and recycling infrastructure necessary to meet state goals.
SUPPORT Has until July 21, 2018 to pass out of the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality
AB 1250 Jones-Sawyer
re: Counties and cities: contracts for personal services.
Establishes specific standards for the use of personal services contracts by counties and cities.
 
OPPOSITION WITHDRAWN Has until July 21, 2018 to pass out of the Senate Committee on Rules
AB 1933 Maienschein
re: Greenhouse gas reduction fund: Appropriations: recycling infrastructure projects. Would appropriate $200,000,000 from the fund to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for organic waste recycling infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste recycling infrastructure projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 
SUPPORT Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
AB 2061 Fraser
re: Near-zero emission and zero-emission vehicles. Would authorize a near-zero-emission vehicle or a zero-emission vehicle, as defined, to exceed axle, tandem, gross, or bridge formula weight limits, up to a 2,000 pound maximum, by an amount equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle attributable to the fueling system carried by that vehicle and the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system. 
SUPPORT Assembly Committee on Appropriations
AB 2115 Santiago
re: Vehicles: passing and overtaking: waste service vehicles. Would require the driver of a vehicle overtaking a stopped waste service vehicle, as defined, to pass at a safe distance without interfering with the safe operation of the waste service vehicle, and at a speed not exceeding 15 miles per hour. Because a violation of these provisions would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
SUPPORT Assembly Committee on Transportation
AB 3178 Rubio
re: Integrated waste management plans: source reduction and recycling element: diversion requirements. Makes changes to the law to account for the critical relationship between waste diversion and markets. This bill provides waste collection and recycling firms, with operating recycling programs and facilities, with effective tools to manage waste during the absence of available diversion markets
SPONSOR Assembly Committee on Natural Resources
SB 71 Weiner re: Solid waste: disposal (illegal scavenging). This bill, where a city, county or other local government agency has authorized a solid waste enterprise to handle solid waste, would subject an unauthorized person to these same damages for collecting, removing, or transporting solid waste generated by another person on residential, commercial, or industrial premises, except in compliance with applicable law. The bill would expand civil enforcement to knowing participation in violations of these laws, and would require a court  to award the plaintiff reasonable attorney's fees. SPONSOR Assembly Committee Utilities & Energy
SB 102 Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review
re: California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act: state property.
SUPPORT Assembly Committee on Budget
SB 168 Wieckowski
re: Recycling: Beverage Containers.
SUPPORT IF AMENDED In Assembly. Read first time. Helt at Desk.
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