SB 270 (Padilla/De Leon/Lara – 2014) — Among other things, this bill, as of July 1, 2015, would prohibit stores that have a specified amount of sales in dollars or retail floor space from providing a single-use carryout bag to a customer, with specified exceptions. The bill would also prohibit a store from selling or distributing a recycled paper bag and reusable bags at the point of sale unless the store makes that bag available for purchase for not less than $0.10. The bill would require reusable bags sold in the State to meet certain conditions. The bill would allow a local public agency that has adopted an ordinance related to grocery bags prior to September 1, 2014, to continue to enforce and implement that ordinance and would preempt any amendments to that ordinance except that the bill would allow a local public agency to adopt or amend an ordinance setting a price for a recycled paper bag, compostable bag, or reusable grocery bag. This bill would appropriate $2,000,000 from the Recycling Market Development Revolving Loan Subaccount to the CalRecycle for the purposes of providing loans and grants for the creation and retention of jobs and economic activity in State for the manufacture and recycling of plastic reusable grocery bags that use recycled content.
Status: Assembly Appropriations Committee
SB 1219 (Wolk – 2012) — Extends at-store recycling program of plastic carryout bags until January 1, 2020, and repeals the provisions preempting local regulatory action.
Status: Chaptered 09-19-12
AB 2449 (Levine – 2006) — Mandates at-store recycling of plastic carryout bags by all large supermarkets and retail businesses beginning July 1, 2007.