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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION

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2024 Leg

2024 LEGISLATION

AB-2, Recycling: solar photovoltaic modules. Assemblymember Ward (D-San Diego). SPONSORED BY CPSC. 

This bill would expand the definition of “covered electronic device” to include a “customer-owned solar PV module,” as defined, thereby expanding the scope of the act to include covered solar photovoltaic (PV) module products, for limited purposes, as provided. The bill would also require, on or before October 1, 2026, and on or before October 1 each year thereafter, CalRecycle to establish a covered solar PV recycling fee based on the reasonable regulatory costs to administer covered electronic waste recycling. The bill would require the charge to be imposed upon a consumer or a service provider serving the consumer for the purchase of a new or refurbished covered solar PV module product. The bill would also require the charge to be adjusted annually based on the California Consumer Price Index. The bill would create the Covered Solar PV Module Recycling Fee Subaccount as a continuously appropriated fund in the Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account. Because the funds deposited to the Covered Solar PV Module Recycling Fee Subaccount would be a new source of funds in the continuously appropriated subaccount within the continuously appropriated Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account, the bill would make an appropriation. By expanding the scope of the act to make it applicable to covered solar PV module products, the bill would expand the scope of a crime, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.

SB-707, Responsible Textile Recovery Act of 2023. Senator Newman (D-Fullerton). SPONSORED BY CPSC.

This bill would enact the Responsible Textile Recovery Act of 2023, which would require producers, as defined, either independently or through the creation of one or more stewardship organizations, to establish a stewardship program for the collection and recycling of a covered product. The bill would define a “covered product” to include any postconsumer apparel or postconsumer textile article that is unwanted by a consumer, except as specified. The bill would require a program operator, as defined, to submit a complete stewardship plan to the department for review and approval, disapproval, or conditional approval. The bill would require the program operator to review the plan at least every 5 years after approval. The bill would also require a program operator to submit an annual report to the department. The bill would require all reports and records provided to the department to be provided under penalty of perjury. By expanding the scope of the crime of perjury, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would restrict public access to certain information collected for the purpose of administering a stewardship program.

SB-1280, Waste management: propane cylinders: reusable or refillable. Senator Laird (D-Santa Cruz). CPSC SUPPORT. 

This bill would, on and after an unspecified date, prohibit the sale or offer for sale of propane cylinders other than those propane cylinders that are reusable or refillable, as defined, and would make the violation of this provision subject to specified civil penalties. The bill would authorize a city attorney or county counsel to impose the civil penalties, as provided.

SB-560, Solid waste: gas cylinders: stewardship program. Senator Laird (D-Santa Cruz). CPSC LEAD. 

This bill would establish a stewardship program for gas cylinder products, as defined, and would authorize producers of those products to establish one more producer stewardship organizations for that purpose. The bill would require each producer or producer stewardship organization to submit a gas cylinder stewardship plan to the department that details, among other things, convenient and accessible opportunities for the recovery of gas cylinders used by consumers. The bill would prohibit gas cylinder producers that are not participating in a department-approved stewardship plan from supplying, selling, or offering for sale gas cylinders in the state. The bill would impose recordkeeping and reporting requirements on producers and producer stewardship organizations with department-approved stewardship plans and would require those producers to pay all administrative and operational costs associated with establishing and implementing the stewardship plan in which it participates, including the cost of collection, transportation, recycling, and the safe and proper management of recovered gas cylinders. The bill would require the department to set, review, and revise necessary convenience and performance standards and ensure appropriate data metrics for the gas cylinder stewardship program.

  • Current Status:

    • Died in Senate Appropriations Committee on 01/18/24. 

AB-660, Food and beverage products: labeling: quality dates, safety dates, and sell by dates: recycling Assemblymember Irwin (D-Los Angeles). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would instead require, on and after January 1, 2025, a food manufacturer, processor, or retailer responsible for the labeling of food items for human consumption that chooses, or is otherwise required by law, to display a date label to communicate a quality or safety date on a food item manufactured on or after January 1, 2025, to use one of the specified terms on the date label, as provided. The bill would prohibit a person from selling or offering for sale in the state a food item for human consumption manufactured on or after January 1, 2025, that displays a quality or safety date label that is not labeled in accordance with these terms. The bill would prohibit a person from selling or offering for sale in the state a food item for human consumption manufactured on or after January 1, 2025, that is labeled with the phrase “sell by,” as specified. 

  • Current Status:

    • Passed from Assembly with 63-16 vote on 05/30/23. Passed from Senate Coms. on HEALTH with 9-0 vote on 06/21/23. Last amended on 08/17/23. Sitting in Senate Com. on AGRI. as of 08/17/23.

AB-863, Carpet recycling: carpet stewardship organizations: fines: succession: training. Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters). CPSC SUPPORT.

Existing law authorizes the department to administratively impose civil penalties on any person who is in violation of any provision of the carpet stewardship laws, of up to $5,000 per day or $10,000 per day if the violation is intentional, knowing, or negligent. This bill would amend those penalties to $10,000 per day or $50,000 per day if the violation is intentional, knowing, or reckless. The bill would make a carpet stewardship organization that violates a provision of the carpet stewardship law 3 times ineligible to act as an agent on behalf of manufacturers to design, submit, and administer a carpet stewardship plan and would apply, in that event, the successorship process. This bill would require the department-approved carpet stewardship organization to prioritize the assessments received for carpets sold for use in California on activities to carry out the carpet stewardship plan within California, and make available up to 10% of those assessments for grants to apprenticeship programs for training apprentice and journey-level carpet installers in proper carpet recycling practices, as provided. 

  • Current Status:

    • Passed from Assembly Floor with 63-8 vote on 05/30/23. Passed from Senate Com. on E.Q. with a 5-1 vote on 07/05/23. Last amended on 07/06/23. Sitting in Senate Com. on APPR. as of 09/11/23.

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AB-1347, Solid waste: paper waste: proofs of purchase. Assemblymember Ting (D-San Francisco). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would, on and after January 1, 2026, require a business, as defined, that accepts payment through cash, credit, or debit transactions, subject to certain exceptions, to provide a consumer with the option to receive or not receive a proof of purchase. On and after January 1, 2026, the bill would prohibit a business from printing a paper proof of purchase if the consumer opts to not receive a proof of purchase, unless otherwise required by state or federal law. The bill would also exempt a business from the requirement to provide the consumer with an option to not receive a proof of purchase if a consumer voluntarily opts in to receive a proof of purchase through the rules of an association, warehouse, or other club to which the consumer belongs. The bill would prohibit, on and after January 1, 2024, a paper proof of purchase provided to a consumer by a business from containing bisphenol A, and, on and after January 1, 2025, from containing any bisphenols. The bill would specify that a violation would be punishable by a civil penalty of $100 for each day the business is in violation, but not to exceed an annual total of $3,000. The bill would authorize the Attorney General, a county counsel, a district attorney, or a city attorney to enforce those provisions.

  • Current Status:

    • Passed from Assembly Floor with 49-17 vote on 05/30/23. Passed from Senate Com. on JUD. with a 9-0 vote on 06/27/23. Last amended on 07/12/23. Passed from Senate Com. on E.Q. with a 4-2 vote on 07/12/23. Amended on 07/13/23. Sitting in Senate Com. on APPR. as of 09/01/23.

AB-1659, Sale of small electronic devices: charging devices. Assembly Member Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would prohibit a manufacturer from selling a small electronic device, as defined, for the first time, and first sold in California, on or after January 1, 2026, unless that small electronic device meets certain criteria, including being equipped with a USB Type-C receptacle, as specified. The bill would require a wholesaler or retailer of a small electronic device manufactured on or after January 1, 2026, to offer to make the sale without a charging device, and to display, as specified, certain information depending on the existence and specifications of an included charging device. The bill also would require the wholesaler or retailer to provide a specified purchaser with certain information relating to the wired charging devices that can be used with the small electronic device, as specified.

  • Current Status:

    • Passed from the Assembly Floor with 78-0 vote on 05/31/23. Last amended on 06/28/23. Passed from Senate Com. on B., P. & E. D. with a 9-2 vote on 07/03/23. Passed from the Senate Com. on JUD. with a 10-1 vote on 07/11/23. Sitting in Senate Com. on APPR. as of 09/01/23.

SB 1066, Hazardous waste: marine flares: producer responsibility. Senator Blakespear (D-Encinitas). 

This bill would create a producer responsibility program for marine flares. The bill would define “covered product” to mean a pyrotechnic device that produces a brilliant light or a plume of colorful smoke as a visual distress signal on marine vessels to attract attention and pinpoint a boater’s location in an emergency. The bill would require a producer of a covered product to register with a product responsibility organization, which would be required to develop and implement a producer responsibility plan for the collection, transportation, and the safe and proper management of covered products. The bill would require DTSC to adopt regulations to implement the act with an effective date no earlier than January 1, 2027.

  • Current Status:

    • Referred to the Rules Committee for assignment.

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SB 1143, Household hazardous waste: producer responsibility. Senator Allen (D-Los Angeles). 

This bill would create a producer responsibility program for products containing household hazardous waste and require a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to provide a free and convenient collection and management system for covered products. The bill would define “covered product” to mean a product containing household hazardous waste, except a product that is subject to another statewide extended producer responsibility program and pesticides, as specified. The bill would require a producer of a covered product to register with a PRO, which would be required to develop and implement a producer responsibility plan for the collection, transportation, and the safe and proper management of covered products. The bill would require CalRecycle to adopt regulations to implement the program with an effective date no earlier than July 1, 2026.

  • Current Status:

    • Referred to the Rules Committee for assignment.

2023 LEGISLATION

AB-267, Fire protection: tents: nonflammable materials. Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-San Ramon). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would provide that it is unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, or offer for sale any tent designed and intended for use for occupancy by less than 15 persons unless the tent is made from flame-retardant fabrics, as provided. The bill would, for purposes of this provision, provide that a tent that is constructed with fabric entirely from synthetic fibers shall be classified as being made from flame-retardant fabrics or materials. The bill would delete the requirement that all tents manufactured for sale in this state be flame retardant, as provided.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/13/23.

AB-496, Cosmetic safety. Assemblymember Friedman (D-Burbank). CPSC SUPPORT.

Existing law, commencing January 1, 2025, prohibits a person or entity from manufacturing, selling, delivering, holding, or offering for sale in commerce any cosmetic product that contains any of several specified intentionally added ingredients except under specified circumstances. This bill would, commencing January 1, 2027, expand that prohibition by adding specified banned ingredients.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/08/23.

AB-592, Vehicles: commercial nonfranchise solid waste haulers: pilot program. Assemblymember Wilson (D-Suisun City). CPSC SUPPORT.

Existing law authorizes local authorities to adopt rules and regulations by ordinance or resolution regarding specified matters, including, among other things, the methods of deposit of garbage and refuse in streets and highways for collection by the local authority or by any person authorized by the local authority. This bill, until January 1, 2028, would authorize the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano to create a 3-year pilot program to regulate the transport of solid waste by commercial nonfranchise solid waste haulers, as defined, on public roads in unincorporated areas of the county, as provided. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 09/22/23.

AB-727, Product safety: cleaning products and floor sealers or floor finishes: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Assemblymember Weber (D-La Mesa). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill, beginning January 1, 2026, would prohibit a person from manufacturing, selling, delivering, distributing, holding, or offering for sale in the state a cleaning product that contains regulated PFAS, as specified. The bill, beginning January 1, 2028, would prohibit a person from manufacturing, selling, delivering, distributing, holding, or offering for sale in the state a floor sealer or floor finish that contains regulated PFAS, as specified. The bill would make a violation of these provisions punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 per day for each violation, upon an action brought by the Attorney General, a city or county attorney, a county counsel, city prosecutor, or a district attorney. The bill would exempt treatments containing PFAS for use on converted textiles or leathers, as specified, from these provisions.

  • Current Status:

    • VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/08/23.

AB-1059, Product safety: consumer products: textile fiberglass and covered flame retardant chemicals.  Assemblymember Friedman (D-Burbank). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would, on and after January 1, 2027, prohibit a person from manufacturing, selling, offering, or distributing in commerce in the state any new, not previously owned juvenile product, mattress, or upholstered furniture that contains, or a constituent component of which contains, textile fiberglass. The bill would, on and after January 1, 2027, prohibit a custom upholsterer from repairing, reupholstering, recovering, restoring, or renewing any mattress, juvenile product, upholstered furniture, or reupholstered furniture using a replacement component that contains, or a constituent component of which contains, textile fiberglass. The bill would authorize the bureau to assess a fine against a person who continues to sell or distribute noncompliant products and to take specified other actions in that regard, including posting citations issued on the bureau’s internet website and receiving complaints from consumers.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/08/23.

AB-1423, Product safety: PFAS: artificial turf or synthetic surfaces. Assemblymember Schiavo (D-Santa Clarita). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would, commencing January 1, 2024, require a manufacturer or installer of a covered surface, defined as artificial turf or a synthetic surface that resembles grass, proposing to design or install a field with a covered surface for, or sell a field with a covered surface to, any party to notify the party at the earliest possible date if the covered surface contains regulated PFAS, as defined, of that fact. The bill would also prohibit, commencing January 1, 2024, a public entity, including a charter city, charter county, city, or county, any public or private school serving pupils in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive, a public institution of higher education, other than the University of California, or a private institution of higher education from purchasing or installing a covered surface containing regulated PFAS, as provided.

  • Current Status:

    • VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/08/23.

AB-1526, Public resources. Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. CPSC SUPPORT.

The Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act covers certain single-use packaging and plastic single-use food service ware, as provided. This bill would make technical amendments and other revisions to certain components of the act, including the act’s definitions and a PRO’s producer fee schedule. The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 establishes the architectural paint recovery program, under which a manufacturer of architectural paint is required, individually or through a stewardship organization, to submit an architectural paint stewardship plan to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to develop and implement a recovery program to reduce the generation of postconsumer architectural paint, promote the reuse of postconsumer architectural paint, and manage the end of life of postconsumer architectural paint. This bill would, among other things, eliminate the exemption from the program of aerosol spray paint and would provide that architectural paint includes aerosol coating products, as defined.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/13/23.

AB-1628, Microfiber filtration. Assembly Member McKinnor (D-Inglewood). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would require, on and after January 1, 2029, that all new washing machines sold or offered for sale in California for residential or state use contain a microfiber filtration system, as defined, with a mesh size not greater than 100 micrometers, and bear a label with a specified consumer notice, as provided. The bill would provide that a violation of these provisions is punishable by a specified civil penalty, upon an action brought by the Attorney General, a city attorney, a county counsel, or a district attorney. The bill would also include legislative findings and declarations.

  • Current Status:

    • VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/08/23.

SB-244, Right to Repair Act. Senator Eggman (D-Stockton). CPSC SUPPORT.This bill would enact the Right to Repair Act. The bill would require, except as specified and regardless of whether any express warranty is made, the manufacturer of an above-described electronic or appliance product, in the above-described circumstances, and in those same circumstances but sold to others outside of direct retail sales, to make available, on fair and reasonable terms, to product owners, service and repair facilities, and service dealers, the means, as described, to effect the diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of the product, as provided. The bill would also require a service and repair facility or service dealer that is not an authorized repair provider, as defined, of a manufacturer to provide a written notice of that fact to any customer seeking repair of an electronic or appliance product before the repair facility or service dealer repairs the product, and to disclose if it uses replacement parts that are used or from a supplier that is not the manufacturer. The bill would also authorize a city, a county, a city and county, or the state to bring an action in superior court to impose civil penalties on a person or entity for violating the Right to Repair Act, as provided.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/10/23.

SB-271, Powered wheelchairs: repair. Senator Dodd (D-Napa). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would, except as specified, require an original manufacturer of a powered wheelchair, as those terms are defined, to provide documentation, parts, embedded software, firmware, and tools used to inspect, diagnose, maintain, and repair the wheelchair to an owner or an independent repair provider for the purposes of providing service on the equipment in the state, on fair and reasonable terms and costs, as defined. The bill would also require an original manufacturer, for a powered wheelchair that contains an electronic security lock or other security-related function, to provide any documentation, parts, embedded software, firmware, or tools needed to reset the lock or function when disabled in the course of providing services, as specified. The bill would require an independent repair provider to provide a written notice to a customer before providing repair services, as specified.

  • Current Status:

    • VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/07/23.

SB-353, Beverage containers: recycling. Senator Dodd (D-Napa). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would expand the application of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act to any size container of 100% fruit and any size container of vegetable juice, beginning January 1, 2024. Since the additional payments for the beverage containers that this bill would make subject to the act would be deposited in a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation. The bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating new crimes under the act relating to the regulation of beverage containers. This bill would exempt beverage containers of 46 ounces or more of 100% fruit juice and beverage containers of 16 ounces or more of vegetable juice from consideration in calculating the required percentage of postconsumer recycled plastic for a beverage manufacturer until January 1, 2026.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/13/23.

SB-622, Cannabis regulation: plant identification program: unique identifier. Senator Allen (D-Los Angeles). CPSC SUPPORT.

Existing law requires the Department of Cannabis Control to implement a unique identification program for cannabis and cannabis products and requires the program to include the identification of permitted cannabis plants at a cultivation site during the cultivation period. Existing law requires a unique identifier to be issued for each cannabis plant and to be attached at the base of each plant or as otherwise required by law or regulation. This bill would instead require the unique identifier to be recorded in a manner as determined by the department by regulation.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/08/23. 

SB-665, Plastic waste: single-use plastics alternatives: working group. Senator Allen (D-Los Angeles). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would require the California Environmental Protection Agency, by January 1, 2025, to establish a working group of the above-referenced state entities that would establish a framework, by July 1, 2026, for evaluating novel plastic and plastic-alternative material types used to produce single-use products as they are developed, in order to inform state policy decisions designed to create a more sustainable and circular economy, as provided. The bill would require the working group to, among other things, develop recommendations related to novel material types, including the appropriate marketing and labeling of the material, the handling of the material at the end of its useful life, and how the material needs to be treated in relation to existing state policies, rules, and regulations. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2029.

  • Current Status:

    • VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/08/23.

SB-777, Solid waste: reusable grocery bags and recycled paper bags. Senator Allen (D-Los Angeles). CPSC SUPPORT.

This bill would require a store to retain the collected moneys to also be used for costs associated with providing consumers with an opportunity for returning reusable grocery bags to the store for recycling, and any other costs associated with ensuring that collected bags are recycled. The bill would require stores to submit an annual report to the department with specified information related to the total costs associated with complying with the act, as specified, and the balance, if any, of remaining funds, in the year. The bill would authorize a chain that owns more than one store to report aggregated data for all of the stores operated under that chain. The bill would authorize an authorized representative of a store with a collective bargaining agreement to review and make copies of those annual reports. The bill would require that these provisions apply only to certain stores, as described.

  • Current Status:

    • VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/08/23.

SB-806, Trash receptacles and storage containers: reflective markings: enforcement. Senator Archuleta (D-Los Angeles).

Existing law requires, commencing January 1, 2025, a manufacturer who sells or provides for compensation, and, commencing January 1, 2026, an owner of, a trash receptacle or storage container that is longer than 3 feet and taller than 4 feet and that is designed to be placed on a roadway or the curb of a roadway in order to be emptied or picked up to mark the receptacle or container with a reflector on each side, as specified. Existing law provides that a violation of these requirements would result in a criminal infraction punishable by a fine, as specified. This bill would replace the criterion for a trash receptacle or storage container to be designed to be placed on a roadway or curb to be emptied or picked up with it being placed on a roadway or curb to be emptied or picked up. The bill would reduce the size of the required reflectors, change the required placement of the reflectors, and expand the types of reflectors that meet the requirement, as specified. The bill would authorize the Attorney General, or the district attorney or city attorney in the location where the violation is observed, to enforce a violation of the above-described provisions. The bill would create the Accident Prevention and Road Safety Fund and would require the fines collected to be deposited into this fund.

  • Current Status:

    • SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON 10/10/23.

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