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SB-168 Recycling: beverage containers.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 14514.2 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

14514.2.
 “Minimum content standard” means a requirement for the minimum percentage of a material type that a beverage container is constructed of, including, but not limited to, recycled material.

SEC. 2.

 Section 14548 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

14548.
 On or before January 1, 2023, and except as provided in Section 14549, the department shall establish minimum content standards for beverage containers that are constructed of metal, glass, or plastic, or other material, or any combination thereof.

SEC. 3.

 Section 14549.7 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

14549.7.
 (a) On or before January 1, 2020, the department shall provide to the Legislature a report on the establishment and implementation of an extended producer responsibility program to replace the current beverage container recycling program established by this division. The report shall include, but is not limited to, analyses and recommendations on all of the following:
(1) Establishment of a stewardship organization, including all of the following:
(A) Membership of the organization.
(B) Classification of the organization, such as whether the organization should be a nonprofit organization.
(C) Duties and responsibilities of the organization, including the components of a stewardship plan and annual reports to be submitted by the organization.
(2) Program funding.
(3) Goals of the program.
(4) Oversight and enforcement for the program.
(b) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2024.