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AB-2908 Tire recycling: California tire regulatory fee and waste tire program.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Berman (A)
Atkins (S) , Frazier (A)
Tire recycling: California tire regulatory fee and waste tire program.
An act to amend Sections 42872.1, 42885, 42889, and 42961.5 of, and to add Sections 42872.2 and 42872.3 to, the Public Resources Code, relating to tire recycling.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/30/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/05/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/27/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 46. Noes 30. Page 6659.).
08/23/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 25 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/23/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 24. Noes 13. Page 5652.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2908 without my signature.

This bill would authorize the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to establish an incentive program to encourage manufacturing of new products made from waste tires.

Since 1990, the Department has used grants to increase tire recycling. The Department has recently decided that incentive payments are a more effective way to promote such recycling. While this bill creates an incentive payment program, it also requires fifty percent of the payments to go to local governments for paving projects. This limits the Department's ability to respond to innovation in this area.

Because I do believe there is merit to this policy and I am directing the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to recommend an incentive program in this area as part of the budget.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.