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AB-792 Recycling: plastic containers: minimum recycled content and labeling.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Bill Status
AB-792
Ting (A) , Irwin (A)
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Skinner (S) , Mark Stone (A) , Wiener (S)
Recycling: plastic containers: minimum recycled content and labeling.
03/23/19
An act to amend Sections 14549.2 and 14549.3 of, and to add Sections 14547 and 18017 to, the Public Resources Code, relating to recycling.
Assembly
09/20/19
09/10/19

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 Vetoed by Governor.
09/26/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/14/19 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 60. Noes 12. Page 3610.).
09/14/19 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.
09/13/19 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 31. Noes 7. Page 2947.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 792 without my signature.

While I support strong minimum recycled content standards, late amendments to this bill would result in a costly, burdensome process that undermines the worthy intent of this legislation.

The waiver petitions allowed under this bill would put the burden on the state to prove to manufacturers that their products can meet recycling goals, rather than making clear that manufacturers have the responsibility to create products that can meet these goals.

As we work together on next steps to evolve the California Beverage Container Recycling Program to meet the realities of recycling today, minimum recycled content standards should be established to support markets and expand remanufacturing. However, they must be established in a meaningful way that ensures the standards can be achieved.

I look forward to working with the Legislature and stakeholders to accomplish our shared goals.

Sincerely,





Gavin Newsom