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AB-2959 Solid waste: byproducts from the processing of food or beverages.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 05/05/2020 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 05, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2959


Introduced by Assembly Member Calderon

February 21, 2020


An act to amend Section 40059.4 of the Public Resources Code, relating to solid waste.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2959, as amended, Calderon. Solid waste: byproducts from the processing of food or beverages.
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. The act authorizes each county, city, district, or other local governmental agency to determine, among other things, whether solid waste handling services are provided for by means of a nonexclusive, partially exclusive, or wholly exclusive franchise, contract, license, permit, or otherwise. Existing law prohibits a county, city, district, or local governmental agency from subjecting the hauling of certain byproducts from the processing of food or beverages to an exclusive franchise, contract, license, or permit if the byproducts meet certain conditions, including that the byproducts originate from agricultural or industrial sources. Existing law defines “industrial source” for these purposes to include, The act prohibits those local governmental entities from exercising that authority with regard to the hauling of byproducts from the processing of food or beverages if certain conditions are met, including the condition that the byproducts originate from, among others, entities required to be registered for the manufacture, packing, or holding of any processed food in this state and certain entities exempt from that registration.
This bill would provide that these provisions do not limit the authority of a county, city, district, or local government agency to establish reasonable requirements for the purpose of verifying compliance with the conditions for byproducts. The bill would reauthorize a county, city, district, or local government to subject the hauling of byproducts from the processing of food or beverages to an exclusive franchise, contract, license, or permit, reauthorize those local governmental entities to exercise that authority if those byproducts originate from a supermarket, grocer, restaurant, or other retail food establishment.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 40059.4 of the Public Resources Code is amended to read:

40059.4.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “industrial source” means any of the following:
(1) An entity required to be registered pursuant to Section 110460 of the Health and Safety Code, except for supermarkets, grocers, restaurants, and other retail food establishments.
(2) An entity exempted from registration pursuant to Section 110480 of the Health and Safety Code, except for supermarkets, grocers, restaurants, and other retail food establishments.
(3) A beer manufacturer, as defined in Section 23012 of the Business and Professions Code.
(4) A distilled spirits manufacturer, as defined in Section 23015 of the Business and Professions Code.
(b) A county, city, district, or local governmental agency shall not subject the hauling of byproducts from the processing of food or beverages to an exclusive solid waste franchise, contract, license, or permit, if those byproducts meet all of the following conditions:
(1) The byproducts originate from agricultural or industrial sources.
(2) The byproducts do not include animal, including fish, processing byproducts.
(3) The byproducts are source separated by the generator of the byproducts.
(4) The byproducts are not discarded.
(5) The byproducts are used as animal feed.

(c)This section does not limit the authority of a county, city, district, or local government agency to establish reasonable requirements for the purpose of verifying compliance with the conditions set forth in subdivision (b).