2013 – 2014 Legislative Summary

2013-2014 California Legislative Session

In the 2013-2014 Session, the following three Priority Bills had been passed by the Senate and Assembly, and signed into law by Governor Brown, September 2014. NRCA had written letters to Gov. Brown urging his signature for passage of each.

SB 270: Compromise bill that will ban single-use carryout plastic bags and charge a fee for other bags throughout California. The July 1, 2015 implementation has been delayed, pending the November 2016 outcome of a referendum financed by plastic bag companies in Texas and South Carolina.

AB 1826: Requires commercial businesses to recycle eight cubic yards of organic waste per week, starting Jan. 1, 2016, and generators of 4 yards per week, starting Jan. 1, 2017.

AB 1594: Will disallow the current use of green waste as Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) in landfills, starting Jan. 1, 2020.