AB 1276

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2021
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 08, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Oct 05, 2021

Single-use foodware accessories and standard condiments.

Abstract

Existing law prohibits a full-service restaurant, as specified, from providing single-use plastic straws, as defined, to consumers unless requested by the consumer, and places the duty to enforce this prohibition on specified state and local health and environmental health officers and their agents. Existing law specifies that the first and 2nd violations of these provisions result in a notice of violation, and any subsequent violation is an infraction punishable by a fine of $25 for each day the full-service restaurant is in violation, but not to exceed an annual total of $300. This bill would instead prohibit a food facility from providing any single-use foodware accessory or standard condiment, as defined, to a consumer unless requested by the consumer, as provided. The bill would prohibit those items from being bundled or packaged in a way that prohibits the consumer from taking only the item desired. The bill would authorize a food facility to ask a drive-through consumer, or a food facility located within a public airport to ask a walk-through consumer, if the consumer wants a single-use foodware accessory in specified circumstances. The bill would require a food facility using a third-party food delivery platform to list on its menu the availability of single-use foodware accessories and standard condiments and only provide those items when requested, as provided. The bill would exclude from these requirements correctional institutions, health care facilities, residential care facilities, and public and private school cafeterias. This bill would require a city, county, or city and county, on or before June 1, 2022, to authorize an enforcement agency to enforce these requirements. The bill would specify that the first and 2nd violations of these provisions result in a notice of violation, and any subsequent violation is an infraction punishable by a fine of $25 for each day in violation, but not to exceed an annual total of $300. By creating a new crime and imposing additional duties on local governing bodies, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that with regard to certain mandates no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. With regard to any other mandates, this bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs so mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (11)

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Actions


Oct 05, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 505, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 20, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 09, 2021

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 15.).

Sep 08, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 28. Noes 10.).

Sep 07, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 30, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 26).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Aug 23, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR suspense file.

Aug 16, 2021

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jul 08, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (July 8). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jul 05, 2021

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on GOV. & F.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on GOV. & F.

Jul 01, 2021

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on GOV. & F. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (July 1).

Jun 16, 2021

Senate

Referred to Coms. on E.Q. and GOV. & F.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on E.Q. and GOV. & F.

Jun 02, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 01, 2021

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 58. Noes 14.)

May 27, 2021

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

May 24, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 20).

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended.

May 19, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

May 03, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 29, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.

Apr 14, 2021

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 06, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 05, 2021

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Mar 26, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (March 24).

Mar 18, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Mar 17, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on NAT. RES. Read second time and amended.

Mar 04, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on NAT. RES.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on NAT. RES.

Feb 22, 2021

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 20, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 22.

Feb 19, 2021

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1276 HTML
02/19/21 - Introduced PDF
03/17/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/05/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/29/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/27/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
07/05/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/16/21 - Amended Senate PDF
08/26/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/14/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/05/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

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03/22/21- Assembly Natural Resources PDF
05/18/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
05/27/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/29/21- Senate Environmental Quality PDF
07/05/21- Senate Governance and Finance PDF
08/20/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/26/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/07/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/08/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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