2005 LEGISLATION UPDATE
SWANA CAW League of CSAC Sponsor Status Summary
AB17 watch Koretz 5/26/2005 Litter: receptacles
2-year This bill would repeal and reenact those provisions in the CIWM Act that requires litter receptacles to be placed
in all public places, prohibits damaging and defacing and keeps penalties if these rules are found in violation.
AB32 watch watch Pavley 8/15/2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions:
Re-referred to Com. On There is no formal opposition at this time. Origin: California's intent to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
E.Q. No sponsor.
AB38 watch watch Tran 4/26/2005 State boards and commissions:
Failed passage There are some amendments planned--delete the Gambling & Control Commission and the Adult and
Reconsideration granted Youth Parole Boards from the bill; The "wildest" amendment they may consider would be to keep all
chairs as F/T; CSEA is the only formal opposition.
AB53 Negrete/Mcleod 4/27/2005 State agency consolidation.
Re-refer to Com. on Looking at combining: Office of Management & Budget, State Fiscal Affairs,
APPR. Personnel Management, Procurement Systems, Teale Data Center & Human Services Data Center.
AB57 watch watch Levine 7/13/2005 Public Works: prevailing wages.
sen Appropriations Employer may take a credit for employer payments even if contributions are not made.
1:30 p.m. Solves problem of unpaid prevailing wage caused by unclear law.
AB177 watch oppose support support Bogh 4/11/2005 Solid Waste: biomass conversion: transformation
Hearing cancelled at the 1. Removes the 10% cap on diversion credit for biomass conversion. 2) Removes the prohibition on
request of author. receiving diversion credit for both transformation and biomass conversion. 3) Expands the definition
of biomass conversion to include "thermal conversion" technologies. 4) Redefines biomass
conversion to include incineration of all "organic" waste which is not defined in the bill.
AB184 watch watch pending Cogdill 4/13/2005 Air quality: gross polluting vehicles. It is believed this will be a two year bill.
Re-referred to Com. on It establishes a pilot program to improve air quality by removing gross polluting vehicles from
TRANS. roadways, either by repairing the vehicles or by replacing vehicles with non-polluting vehicles.
AB200 watch watch Leslie 7/18/2005 Renewable energy resources: California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program
Chaptered Adopts certain modifications to the renewables portfolio standard program that are applicable only
to an electrical corporation with 60,000 or fewer customer accounts in CA that serves retail end
use customers outside CA.
AB259 watch watch support Hancock 10/6/2005 Contra Costa County. Would solve Contra Costa County's problem of delinquent fees and dumping.
support Chaptered by allowing the county authority to collect fees owed to their franchised private haulers.
This bill would enact a procedure that authorizes against parcels and record liens for unpaid solid
waste collection services.
AB263 watch support watch Chan 6/14/2005 Toxic substances
2-year Prohibits a person from manufacturing, processing or distributing a product containing more than
1/10 of 1% of pentaBDE or octaBDE. This bill will grant specific regulating authority.
AB338 support support watch pending Levine 10/7/2005 This bill would require Caltrans to gradually phase in the use of crumb rubber, which is used to make rubberized-
Chaptered asphalt concrete, on state highway construction and repair projects, to the extent feasible. The crumb rubber used
would be required to be manufactured in the US, and derived from waste tires taken from U.S. owned and operated
AB362 support support Aghazarian 6/28/2005 This bill originated from Dillion & Associates, Inc. This bill is working to do away with the threat of
2-year creating a two-tiered system where local government has fewer fights to a hearing than a private company.
AB399 watch watch pending Montanez 10/7/2005 Recycling: multifamily dwellings
neutral watch VETOED Requires a owner of a multifamily dwelling that requires the issuance of a new building permit, on
after July 1, 2006, to arrange for recycling services for residents. Requires collectors to multifamily
dwellings to provide waste reduction programs that are appropriate for the multifamily dwelling.
AB400 watch Gordon 2/16/2005 CEQA: environmental impact reports: energy facilities.
2-year Streamlines process in obtaining an EIR for projects related to renewable energy facilities.
AB403 watch La Malfa 9/29/2005 Propane tanks: hazardous materials inventory and business plans.
Chaptered This bill would require the administering agency to exempt, from those hazardous materials business plan and
inventory requirements, propane handled by a business only for the purpose of providing heat for the premises.
AB492 watch Baca 8/15/2005 Hazardous waste: perchlorate: report.
To inactive file on motion Requires a business that uses percholorate, to submit annual reports in how they are disposed.
of Senator Soto
AB567 watch watch Aghazarian 2/28/2005 Hazardous waste: alternative standards. This bill originated from the Department of Toxic Substances Control.
2-year This bill would authorize the department to adopt regulations that establish hazardous waste
management standards as an alternative to one or more of the standards specified in the
hazardous waste control law.
AB574 support support watch pending Wolk 10/7/2005 This bill would define "recycled concrete" as "reclaimed concrete material used in concrete mixtures in accordance
neutral watch Chaptered with the Greenbook Standard Specifications for Public Works 2003 Edition, or the most current revision of those
requirements." This bill would authorize the use of recycled concrete, as defined, if the end user has fully informed
that the concrete is recycled concrete. In addition, this bill would prohibit recycled concrete from being offered,
Provided, or sold to the Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for any use unless specifically requested and
approved by the department. The provisions of the bill shall not supersede the requirements of the Uniform Building
Code or other provisions of the law.
AB575 watch neutral watch pending Wolk Chapter 59, Electronic waste recycling
watch Statutes of 2005 Allows a retailer to elect to pay the covered electronic waste recycling fee on behalf of the consumer
7/18/2005 by paying the covered electronic waste recycling fee to the retailer's vendor.
AB639 watch Aghazarian 2/28/2005 Hazardous waste control: generator identification numbers.
2-year This bill would require the department, by July 1, 2006, to revise the identification number certification
system to provide a streamlined and expedited method of providing an id number to a generator of
AB721 watch Nunez 10/7/2005 Requires the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency to establish a loan program for chrome plating
Chaptered facilities to reduce, recycle, and reuse solid waste in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
AB727 watch oppose pending Bermudez 4/18/2005 Solid waste: integrated waste management. Spot bill
Hearing canceled at the 1) This bill would include recovery of waste through conversion technology in the CIWMB management
request of author. practices. 2) This bill would also provide that no reimbursement is required by the state to local
agencies and school districts for certain cost mandated by State.
AB841 watch Arambula 10/6/2005 Air quality: particulate monitoring.
Chaptered Bill requires sufficient monitors for all areas within air basin.
AB990 watch watch Lieber 5/4/2005 Focusing on one class of hazardous chemical--chlorinated solvents; want to demonstrate a more informed
2-year chemicals policy; the south Coast Air District has phased out most of these--want to benefit.
AB1007 watch Pavley 9/29/2005 Air quality: alternative fuels.
Chaptered This bill would require that, not later than June 30, 2007, the State Energy resources Conservation and Development
Commission, in partnership with the state board, and in consultation with specified state agencies, to develop and
adopt a state plan to increase the use of alternative fuels, as defined.
AB1049 watch support watch pending Koretz 5/11/2005 Recycling: food and beverage packages: labeling. Sponsor CAW
2-year This bill would require a food and beverage package to labeling requirements that include instructions
consisting of a code for the appropriate disposal method of either "Trash," "Recycling," or "Compost,"
AB 1065 watch Matthews 10/5/2005 This bill would authorize the Department of food and Agriculture (DFA) to establish a system for documenting and
Chaptered tracking the transportation of inedible kitchen grease in order to ensure the proper disposal or recycling of that material.
This bill would require licensed renderers to be registered as transporters with DFA and would authorize DFA to
suspend or revoke registration. This bill would expand oversight of grease hauling to include protecting the
environment, reducing blockages of public sewer systems, and preventing the improper and illegal transportation
and disposal of interceptor grease.
AB1078 Keene 10/6/2005 This bill would enact the "Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Cleanup Act 0f 2005" and define terms.
Chapter 570 Adopts a health-based target remediation standard to determine when a property contaminated by
Statutes of 2005 methamphetamine laboratory activity is safe for human occupancy.
AB1090 oppose support support Matthews 4/18/2005 Solid waste: diversion: conversion.
support 2-year This bill would repeal the definition of the term "gasification" and would define the terms "conversion
technology," "beneficial use," and "recovery" for purposes of the CIWMB act of 1989.
AB1103 watch watch watch pending Karnette 4/25/2005 This bill is intended to reduce waste of recyclable and reusable portions of bicycles.
2-year The bill would establish the Bicycle Recycling and Disposal Program and would require each person
selling a new bicycle in the state to pay a charge of $7 to the board. Monies would be used to
promote bicycle recycling programs.
AB1125 support support watch watch Pavley 10/6/2005 This bill would enact the Household Battery Recycling Act of 2006 and would define terms for purposes of the
Chaptered act, including "household battery." It would require on and after July 1, 2006, that a retailer of rechargeable batteries
sold in California have in place a system for the acceptance and collection of used rechargeable batteries for reuse,
recycling, or proper disposal with specified elements, including the take-back at no cost to the consumer of a used
rechargeable battery of a type or brand sold by the retailer. This bill would prohibit the sale of a rechargeable battery
to a consumer in this state after July 1, 2006, if the retailer is not in compliance with the Act. This bill would require
DTSC on or before July 1, 2007, and each succeeding July 1, to post on its Internet Web site the estimated amount,
by weight, of each type of household battery returned for recycling in CA during the previous calendar year.
AB1193 watch support watch Pavley 4/12/2005 Recycling: compact discs and digital versatile discs.
2-year This bill would prohibit the distribution or mass mailing of compact discs (CDs) or digital versatile discs
(DVDs) for commercial purposes to households, without their consent.
AB1240 support watch Levine 6/2/2005
To inactive file on motion Looking at other state's programs Maine, NJ, Arkansas; purpose--reduce mercury, effective recycling program.
of Assembly Mem. Levine Sponsor: CAW
AB1249 watch pending Blakeslee Chapter 404, This bill would give the State Fire Marshal the authority, in consultation with the IWMB, to develop and adopt
Statutes of 2005 regulations relating to fire prevention and storage of waste tires.
AB1333 support watch watch Frommer 9/8/2005 Must deposit grease at an authorized facility. The bill would also make it offense to manage or dispose of
To inactive file on motion grease into a land treatment unit.
of Senator Perata
AB1337 watch Ruskin 6/28/2005 This bill would assure that statutory provisions govern the permits for hazardous waste facilities, operate
2-year with best efficiency and maintain necessary protections for public and environmental health.
AB1341 watch watch watch Committee on 8/23/2005 Existing law prohibits the disposal of materials that require special handling from a major appliance at a solid
Environmental Re-referred to Com. on waste facility and requires those materials to be removed from major appliances in which they are contained
Safety and Toxic APPR. before the appliance is crushed, baled, shredded, sawed or sheared apart, disposed, or otherwise processed.
This bill would make technical changes to those provisions.. This bill contains other existing laws.
AB1351 support Vargas 10/6/2005 San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
watch VETOED This bill would permit the authority to additionally issue notes, commercial paper notes, or any other type of
obligation allowable by law. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a
AB1362 watch watch Levine 8/29/2005 Requiring renewable energy levels. This bill would revise and recast that intent language so that the amount
To inactive file of electricity generated per year from renewable energy resources is increased to an amount that equals 20%
of the total electricity generated for consumption in CA. By 2010.
AB1415 support support support Pavley 10/6/2005 Sponsor: Sierra Club
Chaptered This bill would prohibit a person from selling, offering to sell, or distributing for promotional purposes in this
state, certain mercury-added products, unless the use of the product is required under a federal law
or federal contract specification or if the only mercury-added component in the product is a button cell battery.
AB 1585 watch watch Blakeslee 10/6/2005 Sponsor: Governor's Office; Energy Agency. Requiring renewable energy levels
Chaptered This bill would require the Energy Commission to include in the integrated energy policy report to be adopted Nov.
1, 2007, a review of the feasibility of increasing the target for the amount of electricity to 33% by the year 2020.
AB1612 support support support Pavely 5/25/2005 CAW sponsored
2-year Would place a 10-20 cent per pack fee on cigarettes with revenue used to help offset local government and
public agency cost for cigarette butt pollution and litter reduction and clean up.
AB1637 watch watch watch Mountjoy Chapter 166, This bill would require all garbage trucks, except rolloff vehicles, to be equipped with an audible, automatic, backup
Statutes of 2005 alarm or a similar device that is capable of emitting a specific sound. All garbage trucks purchased after January 1,
2010, would be required to be equipped with a functioning camera that provides the driver with a video display of the
rear of the vehicle.
AB1693 watch watch Matthews 6/15/2005 This bill would require a project financed by the Calif. Pollution Control Financing Authority to result in a
2-year quantifiable reduction of pollution. The bill would require the pollution reduction attributable to a project to be
certified by an independent 3rd party. The bill would require an annual report on the amounts and types of pollution.
AB1721 watch Pavley 10/6/2005 Environmental education
Chaptered This bill would repeal that consultation requirement and would instead provide that if the State Board of Education
determines that the education principles for the environment are not appropriate for inclusion in the textbook adoption
criteria, the board would be required to collaborate with the office to make the changes necessary to ensure that the
principles are included in the textbook adoption criteria.
AB1736 watch watch Levine 9/15/2005 Medi-Cal: disease management.
Enrolled and to the
Governor at 3:30
AB1763 watch watch Committee on 9/6/2005 Beverage containers: redemption payments.
Natural Chaptered This bill would revise the conditions under which a distributor or beverage manufacturer is authorized to make a
Resources single annual payment, and would revise the requirement to provide advance notice to the department.
AB1764 watch watch watch Committee on 10/6/2005 Beverage containers: handling fees.
Natural Chaptered This bill would change the total amount the department is required to pay in handling fees to an unspecified
Resources amount, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would also delete obsolete provisions.
SB1 watch Murray 9/2/2005 Energy: renewable energy. Sponsor: Governor's Office
Re-referred to Com. On resources: California Renewables
U. & C. Portfolio Standard Program
SB107 watch watch watch Simitian 8/31/2005 Renewable energy.
To third reading. Current requirement requires 17% electricity generated from renewable energy by 2006.
Proposed to change to 20% electricity generated from renewable energy by 12/31/2010.
SB109 watch watch Ortiz 9/7/2005 Air pollution: minor violations: stationary sources: prosecution of violations
Motion to reconsider on Extends minor violation classification requirement until Jan 1, 2012. Allows civil penalties and civil
next legislative day actions to be applied during criminal prosecution or complaints, for air pollution minor violations.
SB120 watch watch Florez 5/19/2005 Water Quality: sewage sludge
2-year Would create a study of management options for sewage sludge.
SB134 watch Denham 2/10/2005 Plant quarantine and pest control.
To Com. On RLS. This bill is making a technical, nonsubstantive change to provisions. Removing "this state" and
putting in "California".
SB225 watch Soto 8/31/2005 Carl Moyer program.
Placed on inactive file. Relates to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program. Allows the State Air
Resources Board to determine a higher value that reflects state consumer price index adjustments.
SB250 watch Campbell 7/6/2005 Vehicular air pollution control: hydrogen fuel. Sponsor: Governor's Office
Re-referred to Com. on This bill would require the CA. EPA to facilitate a steady, sustainable transition to broadbased,
APPR. renewable hydrogen fuel in the state, explore options to streamline the permitting process, and
provide guidelines to local permitting agencies for hydrogen fuel codes and standards.
SB318 watch support watch pending Romero 5/26/2005 Waste management.
2-year This bill would require that the board and local agencies maximize the public awareness of all feasible
source reduction, recycling, and composting options in order to reduce the amount of solid waste that
must be disposed of by transformation and land disposal hereby creating a state-mandated local program.
SB369 support support watch Simitian 5/26/2005 Polls show people will choose environmentally superior product if given reliable information, currently no
2-year reliable info.
SB411 oppose oppose Alarcon 5/5/2005 Solid waste: nonbiodegradable materials: landfills.
oppose support 2-year This bill would make a statement of the Legislature's intent to enact legislation that would reduce the
expansion of landfills by reducing the use of materials that do not biodegrade.
SB420 watch watch oppose Simitian 4/18/2005 Waste management: local government assistance.
oppose 2-year Deletes an obsolete reference in the Integrated Waste Management Act that required the Integrated
Waste Management Board to establish an office of local government assistance. The author has been asked
to drop the bill by the Pro Tem - Pro Tem will be taking up solid waste reform this year.
SB423 watch support watch pending Simitian 7/5/2005 Electronic waste: recycling
watch 2-year 1) This bill would delete the requirement regarding the presence of heavy metals as a condition for a device
being prohibited from being sold in the European Union. 2) This bill requires a 60 days notification prior to
export. Also requires person who exports to report intend for recycling to a foreign country.
SB455 support watch pending Escutia 10/7/2005 Pest control: violations
watch VETOED This bill would require that initiation and completion of human illness investigations in connection with these
provisions take no longer than 60 days. This bill would require that regulations be adopted that require that an
enforcement action be taken for any violation of specified provisions, including those related to a failure to protect
people, animals, and the environment from pesticide contamination. This bill would provide that violation of a cease
and desist order, as specified, shall constitute a serious and separate offense per aggrieved individual. This bill would
define aggrieved individual for purpose of these provisions.
SB476 watch watch Runner 3/3/2005 This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to the California environmental Quality Act that requires
2-year a lead agency, to prepare, or cause to be prepared by contract, and certify the completion of, an environmental
impact report on a project.
SB490 watch Lowenthal 6/29/2005 Toxic substances list: Netherlands.
2-year This bill would require the office to enter into a cooperative agreement with Ministry of housing, Spatial
Planning, and the Environment of the Government of Netherlands to compile a listing of substances
recognized as posing hazards to human health or the environment.
SB563 watch pending Alarcon 3/3/2005 California certified green business program
2-year This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to establish a California certified green
business program that will assist businesses to protect the environment, conserve natural resources and reduce
SB729 watch oppose Lowenthal 4/25/2005 Incorporates specific numeric limits related to storm water runoff.
SB743 support watch pending Chesbro 10/7/2005 Sponsor: CAW
Chaptered This bill would make a conforming change in the definition of the term "curbside collection program" in relation
to rigid plastic packaging containers requirements to meet specific criteria's.
SB771 watch Simitian 10/6/2005 Shipping needs are expected to rise in California, and there are currently no State laws regarding dumping.
Chaptered This bill would prohibit an oceangoing ship, as defined, from conducting onboard incineration while operating within
3 miles of the California coast. This bill would also regulate the release of graywater, sewage, sewage sludge, oily
bilgewater, hazardous waste, or other waste by oceangoing ships, as defined, into the marine waters of the state.
SB772 watch watch Ducheny Chapter 214, Border region: waste and used tires.
Statutes of 2005 This bill would require the 5-year waste tire plan to include specified border region activities, conducted in
9/6/2005 coordination with the CA. EPA. 5 year plan promotes and develops alternatives to the landfill disposal for tires.
SB870 oppose Escutia 5/26/2005 This bill would impose mandatory minimum penalties for air quality violations. Unworkable and in many cases
2-year unfairly applied. Regional boards need to have some discretion to reduce or waive penalties.
SB926 oppose watch watch Florez 6/21/2005 This bill stems from the concern surrounding the disposal of biosolids into the ocean. It is originating from
2-year Sutter, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties.
SB928 watch watch pending Lowenthal 6/9/2005 Existing law requires a city or county source reduction element to divert 50% of all solid waste from landfill
oppose 2-year disposal or transformation by January 1, 2000, through source reduction, recycling, and composting activities.
This bill would change that percentage to an unspecified amount as of January 1, 2011.
SB942 support support watch Chesbro 5/26/2005 Cigarettes: pollution: litter. CAW sponsored
2-year Bill would place a 10-20 cent pack fee on cigarettes with revenue used to help offset local government and
public agency cost for cigarette butt pollution and litter reduction and clean-up.
SB975 Ashburn Chapter 365, This bill would provide that any public agency, or regulated utility may use a biodiesel blend fuel, as defined, in any
Statues of 2005 retrofitted vehicular or off-road diesel engine certified by the state board. The bill would also provide that entities that
9/29/2005 contract with any public agency or regulated utility may use a biodiesel blend of fuel, as defined, in a solid waste
collection vehicle or collection vehicle. This bill would repeal its provisions on January 1, 2008.
SB1058 watch pending Campbell 3/17/2005 This bill would eliminate the requirement that the results of the evaluation on the use of recycling residue be
2-year reported in the board's annual report to the Legislature.
SB1076 watch watch watch Perata 3/17/2005 Solid waste.
2-year This bill is making a technical, nonsubstantive change. (Deleting the word "which" and changing it to "that".)
SB1106 watch watch pending Committee on 10/6/2005 Public contracts: procurement: recycled goods: solid waste.
Environmental Chaptered This bill would consolidate update, and clarify existing recycling laws, eliminate duplicative provisions, and
Quality establish or restate recycling goals and reporting requirements of state agencies in accordance with specified
timeframes. This bill would also require local public entities to purchase recycled products.
Regulations recently approved:
Disposal Reporting System and Adjustment method
Research, Development and Demonstration
Regulations pending approval:
Recycling Market Development Zone Loan Program.
Long-Term Landfill Gas Violations
Proposed regulations open for formal public comment:
Waste Tire Hauler Registration and Manifesting Requirements for Retreaders
Proposed regulations approved for notice:
None at this time
Draft text of regulations available for informal public review:
Rigid Plastic Packaging Containers
Permit Implementation (AB1497)
Active Disposal Site Gas Monitoring and Control
Draft text of regulations under development, not yet released for public comment:
Training Certification for Landfill Managers and Inspectors.
Hearing Panel Appeals
Regulations in the concept stage:
Application of new requirements in the CDI Debris processing regulations to the regulation of other solid waste
Solid Waste Facility Permit Regulation Development Plan
October 9, 2005: Last Day for Governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature before Sept 9 and in his possession on or after Sept 9.