AB 661

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jan 31, 2022
  • Passed Senate Aug 29, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Sep 25, 2022

Recycling: materials.

Bill Subjects

Recycling: Materials.

Abstract

The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, generally regulates the disposal, management, and recycling of solid waste. Existing law relating to public contracting establishes the State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) , which requires state agencies to ensure specific percentages of reportable purchases from prescribed product categories to be recycled products. Existing law requires, if fitness and quality are equal, each state agency to purchase recycled products instead of nonrecycled products whenever recycled products are available at the same or a lesser total cost than nonrecycled products. Existing law establishes minimum content requirements for recycled products. Existing law requires a state agency to report annually to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery its progress in meeting the recycled product purchasing requirements using a SABRC report format. Existing law requires the Department of General Services (DGS) , if a requirement has not been met, in consultation with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, to review purchasing policies and make recommendations for immediate revisions to ensure that the recycled product purchasing requirements are met. This bill would require a state agency, if fitness and quality are equal, to purchase recycled products instead of nonrecycled products whenever recycled products are available at no more than 10% greater total cost than nonrecycled products, and specified circumstances exist. The bill would substantially revise product categories. The bill would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, in concurrence with the DGS and in consultation with impacted agencies, to update a list of products and minimum recycled content percentages, as determined to be appropriate, commencing January 1, 2026, and every 3 years thereafter. The bill would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery and the DGS to incorporate the updated list of products and minimum recycled content requirements into the State Contracting Manual, the Financial Information System for California, and the financial system of any department not utilizing the Financial Information System for California. The bill would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to maintain an internet website with current SABRC products and minimum recycled content requirements. The bill would establish product categories and minimum content and recyclability requirements, effective January 1, 2023, until updated by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. The bill would delete the DGS review and recommendation process for unmet requirements and, instead, would require the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to report a state agency that does not meet SABRC purchasing requirements in each product category to the DGS. The bill would require all state agency procurement and contracting officers, or their designees, to participate in mandatory annual training, as prescribed, conducted by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. The bill would require the DGS and the Prison Industry Authority to prioritize the use of recycled content products. The bill would require the DGS to continue to make products that meet the SABRC postconsumer minimum percentage requirements available through statewide contracts, and provide information to state agencies regarding contracted products that meet these requirements. The bill would require the Prison Industry Authority, in collaboration with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, to make every attempt to procure parts that meet the SABRC postconsumer minimum percentage requirements for the products it creates and sells to state agencies. Existing law relating to SABRC applies to prescribed state agencies, including the California State University. This bill would provide that the University of California is not subject to the SABRC procurement requirements, but would require the University of California to report on purchases of products reportable under SABRC and what percentage of those purchases meet the associated minimum recycled content requirements. Existing law relating to the state acquisition of goods and services authorizes DGS to delegate purchasing authority to a state agency that meets specified requirements. Existing law relating to the acquisition of information technology goods and services authorizes the delegation of acquisition authority by the Director of General Services, in consultation with the Department of Technology, to a state agency that has been determined to be capable of effective use of that authority, as prescribed. This bill would, with regard to both the state acquisition of goods and services and the acquisition of information technology goods and services, require the DGS to maintain procedures for complying with SABRC, including procedures for meeting the minimum recycled content requirements and for complying with reporting requirements.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Sep 25, 2022

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 517, Statutes of 2022.

Sep 07, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 30, 2022

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 58. Noes 18.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Aug 29, 2022

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 31. Noes 8. Page 5214.).

Aug 25, 2022

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 11, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 4. Noes 2.) (August 11).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 08, 2022

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jun 30, 2022

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 29, 2022

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (June 29).

Jun 16, 2022

Senate

Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on E.Q.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.Q.

Jun 15, 2022

Senate

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on E.Q. (Ayes 9. Noes 5.) (June 14).

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

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

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

May 04, 2022

Senate

Referred to Coms. on G.O. and E.Q.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on G.O. and E.Q.

Feb 01, 2022

Senate

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

Jan 31, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 56. Noes 19. Page 3437.)

Jan 25, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jan 24, 2022

Assembly

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

Jan 20, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 3.) (January 20).

May 20, 2021

Assembly

Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended. (Page 1460.)

Assembly

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

May 19, 2021

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 29, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (April 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Mar 15, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on A. & A.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A. & A.R.

Mar 11, 2021

Assembly

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

Assembly

Referred to Com. on A. & A.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on A. & A.R.

Feb 13, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 15.

Feb 12, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB661 HTML
02/12/21 - Introduced PDF
03/11/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
01/24/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/08/22 - Amended Senate PDF
06/16/22 - Amended Senate PDF
06/30/22 - Amended Senate PDF
08/25/22 - Amended Senate PDF
09/01/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/25/22 - Chaptered PDF

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01/25/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/10/22- Senate Governmental Organization PDF
06/27/22- Senate Environmental Quality PDF
08/05/22- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/13/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/26/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
08/30/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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