Updated February 22, 2018
2017-18 CRRC Legislative Positions

Bill # Author Description Position Status
AB 1 Frazier re: Transportation funding. SUPPORT Dead
AB 178 Eggman
re: Bottle bill program.
Requires curbside operators to clean their CRV to 95% in order to receive CRV redemption payments. 
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 1147 Salas
re: Solid waste: disposal.
Prohibits any entity other than a solid waste enterprise authorized by a local government from collecting, transporting, or hauling solid waste. Expands civil enforcement provisions associated with the theft of recycled materials.
AB 1158 Salas
re: Carpet recycling.
Creates an advisory committee, requires a carpet stewardship plan, sets a 24% carpet recycling rate by 2020, requires at least one take-back location in each county, and prohibits a stewardship organization from expending funds for disposal.
SUPPORT Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 794, Statutes of 2017
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OPPOSITION WITHDRAWN Has until July 21, 2018 to pass out of the Senate Committee on Rules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 May be heard in committee February 24
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 Transportation
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 May be heard in committee March 11
SB 1 Beall
re: Transportation funding.
Increases several taxes and fees to raise roughly $5.2 billion annually in new transportation revenues and makes adjustments for inflation every year. 
SUPPORT Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 5, Statutes of 2017
SB 53 Hueso
re: Natural gas vehicles.
Authorizes a motor vehicle with an engine fueled primarily by natural gas to exceed specified maximum weight limits by up to 2,000 pounds, and requires a specified analysis to estimate the damage caused by these vehicles and a fee that compensates for the cost of that damage.
SB 71 Wiener re: Electricity: solar energy systems. This is bill that will be amended as the CRRC proposed legislation on illegal scavenging. SUPPORT Assembly 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 Assembly pending referral
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