Bill Text: CA SB60 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Recycling: beverage containers: convenience zones.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-02-15 - February 15 hearing: Testimony taken. Hearing postponed by committee. [SB60 Detail]

Download: California-2017-SB60-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 60


Introduced by Senators Glazer and McGuire
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Baker)

December 21, 2016


An act to add and repeal Section 14571.9 of the Public Resources Code, relating to recycling, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 60, as introduced, Glazer. Recycling: beverage containers: convenience zones.
Existing law, the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, requires a distributor to pay a redemption payment for every beverage container sold or offered for sale in the state. The act requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to annually designate convenience zones, as defined, statewide and requires at least one certified recycling center or location within every convenience zone that accepts all types of empty beverage containers and pays the refund value, if any, at one location, and that is open for business 30 hours per week.
This bill, until July 1, 2017, would exempt from the requirement that each convenience zone be served by at least one certified recycling center (1) a convenience zone that was served by or exempted because of a recycling center that closed between January 1, 2016, and March 31, 2016, or that is closed as a result of an action taken by the department on or after July 1, 2016, and (2) a convenience zone that is in a jurisdiction with a land use restriction that prevents the siting or operation of a certified recycling center on or after July 1, 2016.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14571.9 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

14571.9.
 (a) Notwithstanding Sections 14571.6, 14571.7, and 14571.8, a convenience zone shall be exempt from the requirements of Section 14571 if any of the following apply:
(1) The convenience zone was served by or exempted because of a recycling center that closed between January 1, 2016, and March 31, 2016.
(2) The convenience zone was served by or exempted because of a recycling center that is closed as a result of an action taken by the department on or after July 1, 2016.
(3) The convenience zone is in a city, county, or city and county that, pursuant to Section 14583, is ineligible for payments, grants, or loans, as a result of the city, county, or city and county adopting or enforcing a land use restriction that prevents the siting or operation of a certified recycling center at a supermarket site on or after July 1, 2016.
(b) Exemptions granted pursuant to this section shall be in addition to the total number of exemptions that the director may grant pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 14571.8.
(c) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2017, and, as of January 1, 2018, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that becomes operative on or before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to guarantee the continued distribution and availability of our food supply in California, which is threatened when supermarket sites are forced to close when required to pay daily fees for being located in convenience zones without certified recycling locations, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.
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