2018 State Legislation


SB 212, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) Solid waste: pharmaceutical and sharps waste stewardship. – Signed by Governor on 9/30/18

On August 29, 2018 it was heard in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations and passed with a 14-1 vote with two votes not recorded. On August 31, 2018 SB 212 passed the Assembly Floor with a 72-5 vote with three votes not recorded, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee with a 7-0 vote, and the Senate Floor with a 39-0 with one vote not recorded.

SB 168, Senator Wieckowski (D- Fremont) Recycling: beverage containers– DIED ON ASSEMBLY FLOOR 8/31/18

This bill requires CalRecycle, on or before January 1, 2023, to establish minimum content standards for beverage containers, and on or by January 1, 2020 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. Passed from Senate floor on January 29, 2018 with a bi-partisan vote (27-4).


AB-2097, Assemblymember Dante Acosta (R- Santa Clarita) Carpet Recycling: Annual Reports– SIGNED BY GOVERNOR ON 9/13/18

This bill, introduced on 2/8/18, would change the date by which the annual demonstration and the annual report are required to be completed from July 1 of each year to September 1 of each year. It is an act to amend Sections 42975 and 42976 of the Public Resources Code, relating to carpet recycling. On 2/22/18, the bill was referred to the Committee on Natural resources.


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