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NSAC Sponsored Legislation

California State Legislation- 2017

AB 1158, Assemblymember Chu (D-San Jose) Carpet Recycling  – NSAC Sponsored, SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR 10/14/17

This bill would create an advisory committee in the department to make recommendations to manufacturers and carpet stewardship organizations on carpet stewardship plans. The bill would require a carpet stewardship plan to include a process by which the manufacturer or carpet stewardship organization receives and subsequently responds, in writing, to plan recommendations from the advisory committee. AB 1158 was heard in the Assembly of Natural Resources Committee on Monday, April 3, 2017 and passed with a 9-0 vote. On Wednesday, May 24, the bill passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee with a 16-0 vote and passed the Assembly Floor with a 73-2 vote on May 30, 2017.

The bill was amended in the Senate on June 21, 2017. Some of the amendment highlights include:

  • Explicit rates and dates for recycling goals
  • Prohibits spending assessment money on incineration
  • Removes references to the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE)

AB 1158 was heard in the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality on July 5, 2017. The bill received a 6-0 vote to pass with no vote recorded for one Senator.

The bill was granted a waiver in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 28, 2017  as it was found to have not have a significant fiscal impact. AB 1158 was amended on the Senate floor September 8, 2017 and was passed on September 12, 2017 with a 29-10 vote. It was heard on the Assembly Floor on September 15, 2017 and passed with a 52-22 vote.

AB 1158 was signed by the Governor and chaptered on October 14, 2017.