2010 - Advocacy

2010 Advocacy

Date Action Subject
11/10/2010 CRRA Letter to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Supporting Ordinance To Ban Plastic Bags
10/14/2010 CRRA Letter to San Jose Mayor & City Council Supporting Ordinance To Ban Plastic Bags
10/14/2010 CRRA Letter to San Jose Planning Commission Supporting Certification of EIR (Ordinance To Ban Plastic Bags)
9/8/2010 CRRA Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger Supporting signing into law SB 1454 (DeSaulnier) Labeling standards for bio-plastics
9/7/2010 CRRA Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger Supporting signing into law AB 2398 (Pérez) EPR for carpet and AB 1343 (Huffman) EPR for paint
9/3/2010 CRRA Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger Supporting signing into law AB 737 (Chesbro) 75% and mandatory recycling
6/23/2010 CRRA Letter to Climate Action Reserve Supporting Adoption of Composting Protocol
6/16/2010 CRRA Letter to Senator Simitian Support if Amended AB 1998 (Browley) Bans single-use carry out bags
5/19/2010 CRRA Letter to FLorida Gov Charlie Crist Veto HR 569 & SB 1052 repealing the ban on landfilling yard trimmings
4/29/2010 CRRA Letter to Senate Appropriations Supporting SB 920 (Yee) White pages telephone directory opt-OUT
4/29/2010 CRRA Letter to Senate Appropriations Supporting SB 1241 (Wolk) Grants for agricultural use of compost
4/29/2010 CRRA Letter to Senate Appropriations Supporting SB 1454 (DeSaulnier) Labeling standards for bio-plastics
4/29/2010 CRRA Letter to Senate Appropriations Supporting AB 1343 (Huffman) EPR for paint
4/29/2010 CRRA Letter to Assembly Appropriations Supporting AB 2139 (Chesbro) EPR for pesticides, sharps & butane containers
4/29/2010 CRRA Letter to Assembly Appropriations Supporting AB 2176 (Blumenfield) EPR for mercury-containing lamps
4/29/2010 CRRA Letter to Assembly Appropriations Supporting AB 2398 (Perez) EPR carpet
4/29/2010 CRRA Letter to Senator Kehoe Supporting SB 390 (Kehoe) Recycling Market Development
4/20/2010 CRRA Letter to Senate Appropriations Supporting SB 1100 (Corbett) EPR for household batteries
4/15/2010 CRRA Letter to Senator Simitian Supporting SB 1454 (DeSaulnier) Labeling standards for bio-plastics
4/12/2010 CRRA Letter to Senator Simitian Supporting SB 1241 (Wolk) Grants for agricultural use of compost
4/12/2010 CRRA Letter to Assembly Member Chesbro Supporting AB 2139 (Chesbro) EPR for pesticides, sharps & butane tanks
4/6/2010 CRRA Letter to Assembly Member Chesbro Supporting AB 2398 (Perez) EPR for carpet
4/6/2010 CRRA Letter to Assembly Member Nava Supporting AB 2176 (Blumenfield) EPR for mercury-containing lamps
4/6/2010 CRRA Letter to Senator Padilla Supporting SB 920 (Yee) White pages telephone directory op-in
4/6/2010 Letter to US EPA signed by CRRA Landfill Methane Outreach Program
4/2/2010 CRRA letter to Senator Simitian Supporting SB 1100 (Corbett) EPR for household batteries
3/2/2010 CRRA letter to Governor Schwarzenegger Supporting AB 7 (Evans) Restoring funding to California's Bottle Bill

2010 Positions

Bill # Author Subject
Note: CRRA positions are subject to change based on changes to legislative text.
CRRA Position
ABX 87 Assembly Budget Committee Bottle Bill - Retroactively restores payments for core funding (signed by Governor in Feb 2010). SUPPORT
AB 222 Adams Waste-to-energy - Would change statutory line between disposal and diversion, and grant diversion credit to conversion technologies that are currently defined as "transformation". OPPOSE
AB 478 Chesbro Spot Bill - GHG Recycling and Waste Mgmt. WATCH
AB 624 Romero Spot Bill. Potentially WTE language like AB 222. WATCH
AB 737 Chesbro Requires statewide 75% diversion and mandatory commercial recycling (redundat w/AB 479) SUPPORT
AB 903 Chesbro Single-use bags - Labeling of compostable single-use bags. SUPPORT
AB 925 Saldaña Plastic bottles - Prohibit sale of single-use plastic beverage container with a cap that is not affixed. May be dead for 2010 SUPPORT
AB 1004 Portantino Landfill financial assurance - Industry-sponsored spot bill. WATCH
AB 1343 Huffman EPR - Paint SUPPORT
AB 1358 Hill Take-out food packaging - Bans expanded polystyrene (EPS) take-out food packaging. SUPPORT
AB 1998 Brownley Single-use bags - Ban plastic bags, at-cost charge for paper bags. SUPPORT
AB 2137 Chesbro Compost - Labeling reqirements for compost (AB 856 clean-up) WATCH
AB 2138 Chesbro Take-out food packaging & bags - Requires takeout food packaging and bags to be compatible with recycling infrastructure WATCH
AB 2139 Chesbro EPR -
Single use food packaging
Medical sharps
Pesticide containers (residential use)
Propane tank & Butane lighters (personal use)
SUPPORT
AB 2176 Blumenfield EPR for mercury-containing lamps + fee on incandescents SUPPORT
AB 2398 John Perez EPR - Carpet SUPPORT
SB 25 Padilla Waste diversion - 60% diversion by local communities by 2015; 75% diversion statewide by 2020. SUPPORT
SB 228 DeSaulnier Single-use bags - Compostable bags must carry a unique label. SUPPORT
SB 390 Kehoe Recycling Market Developement - Changes to Revolving Loan Program. SUPPORT
SB 531 DeSaulnier Single-use bags - Changes to in-store plastic bag recycling law. OPPOSE
SB 803 DeSaulnier Plastic packaging - Declares the intent of the Legislature to mitigate the environmental impact of plastic packaging materials and reduce plastic waste disposed of in landfills. WATCH
SB 920 Yee Phone books - Opt-in Opt-out program for white pages. SUPPORT
SB 1100 Corbett EPR - Household batteries SUPPORT
SB 1241 Wolk Grants for farmers to reduce GHGs (potential compost funding) SUPPORT
SB 1454 DeSaulnier Bio-plastics - Require claims of degradability & compostability for plastic products be verifiable by scientific technical standards. SUPPORT