Updated May 29, 2018
 
INDUSTRY ALERT - We need your AB 1975 oppose letter to Assembly Floor now!
 
AB 1975 (Chu) sets a dangerous precedence by establishing the South Bay Interagency Odor Taskforce to identify sources of odor emissions and nuisance complaints. This is an unnecessary and duplicative regulation of solid waste facilities. The bill will be heard on the Assembly Floor this week, and we're doing everything possible to stop it. We need your help immediately!
 
Click here for a Microsoft Word version of your Assembly Floor Alert. Add the date and your signature block, then print it on your letterhead. Email it to trish@crrcnorth.org, or fax it to the CRRC office at 916-442-0623.
 
Thank you for your help!
 
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OPPOSITION WITHDRAWN Has until July 21, 2018 to pass out of the Senate Committee on Rules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 Appropriations
AB 1970 E. Garcia
re: Low-carbon fuels. Would require the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to develop a pilot program for 3 pilot renewable fuel projects for the development of innovative low-carbon fuel.
SUPPORT Assembly Committee on Appropriations
AB 1975 Chu
re: Nuisance: odors. Would require CalRecycle, no later than July 1, 2019, to establish the South Bay Interagency Odor Taskforce, with a specified membership, to identify sources of odor emissions and nuisance complaints based on odor emissions received by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the City of Milpitas, the City of Fremont, the City of Santa Clara, and the City of San Jose.
OPPOSE Assembly third reading
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 Appropriations
AB 2208 Aguiar-Curry re: California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program: local publicly owned electric utilities: electrical corporations: geothermal, biogas, and biomass energy resources.  SUPPORT Re-referred to Assembly Committee on Appropriations
AB 2447 Reyes re: CA Environmental Quality Act: land use: environmental justice. Would require the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, by 6/30/19, to publish a list of subject land uses and a map that identifies disadvantaged communities and areas within a 1/2 mile radius of the disadvantaged communities, and require a lead agency to provide certain notices required by CEQA to owners and occupants of property located within 1/2 mile of any parcel or parcels, and to any schools located within one mile of any parcel or parcels, on which is located a project involving a subject land use. OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED Assembly Committee on Appropriations
AB 3036 Cooley
re: Solid waste: definition.
 
OPPOSITION WITHDRAWN Senate Committee on Rules
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 Appropriations
ACR 209 Eggman
re: Compost Awareness Week
SUPPORT Senate Committee on Rules
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 on Natural Resources
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. Held at Desk.
SB 452 Glazer The California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act. SUPPORT Re-referred to Assembly Committee on Rules.
SB 1440 Hueso
re: Energy: biomethane: biogas and biomethane procurement program.
SUPPORT Referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations
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