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SB 531

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2009-2010 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 27, 2009
  • Passed Senate Jun 01, 2009
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Solid waste: at-store recycling program.


Existing law requires an operator of a store, as defined, to establish an at-store recycling program that provides to customers the opportunity to return clean plastic carryout bags to that store. Under existing law, the California Integrated Waste Management Board administers laws related to waste management. Existing law requires that the manufacturer of plastic carryout bags develop educational materials to encourage the reducing, reusing, and recycling of plastic bags and make those materials available to stores required to comply with the program. This bill would require that in developing the educational materials for use on and after July 1, 2011, the manufacturer consult with specified entities. The bill would authorize the board to modify and require the board to approve those educational materials by January 1, 2012. The bill would also set minimum requirements for information to be included in the educational materials, including, but not limited to, information regarding the requirements for compliance with the program, an Internet Web site with a training program for store personnel and customers on implementing the program, and materials and resources for stores for education of consumers at point of sale.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Mark DeSaulnier

  • Democratic



Nov 30, 2010


From Assembly without further action.


From committee without further action.

Jun 15, 2009


To Com. on NAT. RES.

Jun 01, 2009


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 23. Noes 15. Page 1109.) To Assembly.

May 20, 2009


Read second time. To third reading.

May 19, 2009


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 3. Page 948.)

May 08, 2009


Set for hearing May 18.

May 04, 2009


Withdrawn from committee.


Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 29, 2009


Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on REV. & TAX.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Reading-1
Com. on REV. & TAX.

Apr 28, 2009


From committee: Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to Com. on REV. & TAX. (Ayes 5. Noes 2. Page 679.)

Apr 16, 2009


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on EQ.

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on EQ.


Set for hearing April 27.

Apr 15, 2009


Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Mar 24, 2009


Set for hearing April 20.

Mar 12, 2009


To Coms. on EQ. and REV. & TAX.

Mar 02, 2009


Read first time.

Feb 28, 2009


From print. May be acted upon on or after March 30.

Feb 27, 2009


Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/27/09 - Introduced PDF
04/16/09 - Amended Senate PDF
04/29/09 - Amended Senate PDF

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