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

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Date Published: 05/24/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 24, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  January 18, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  April 06, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  February 28, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 168


Introduced by Senator Wieckowski
(Coauthor: Senator Stone)

January 23, 2017


An act to add Sections 14514.2 and 14548 to, and to add and repeal Section 14549.7 of, the Public Resources Code, relating to recycling.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 168, as amended, Wieckowski. Recycling: beverage containers.
Existing law, the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, requires every beverage container sold or offered for sale in this state to have a minimum refund value. Under existing law, a beverage distributor is required to pay a redemption payment to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery for every beverage container sold or offered for sale in the state to a dealer, and the department is required to deposit those amounts in the continuously appropriated California Beverage Container Recycling Fund.
Existing law requires each glass container manufacturer to use a minimum percentage of 35% of postfilled glass in the manufacturing of its glass food, drink, or beverage containers.
This bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2023, to establish minimum content standards, as defined, for beverage containers that are constructed of metal, glass, or plastic, or other material, or any combination thereof, except as specified in the above provision. The bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2020, to provide to the Legislature a report on the establishment and implementation of an extended producer responsibility program to replace the current California beverage container recycling program, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


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 of 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.