Bill File

Solid-Waste: Single-Use Carryout Bags (SB 270)

This bill, as of July 1, 2015, prohibits 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 also prohibits those stores from selling or distributing a recycled paper bag at the point of sale unless the store makes that bag available for purchase for not less than $0.10. The bill also allows those stores, on or after July 1, 2015, to distribute compostable bags at the point of sale only in jurisdictions that meet specified requirements and at a cost of not less than $0.10. The bill requires these stores to meet other specified requirements on and after July 1, 2015, regarding providing reusable grocery bags to customers, including distributing those bags only at a cost of not less than $0.10. The bill would require all moneys collected pursuant to these provisions to be retained by the store and be used only for specified purposes.
Chapter 850, Statutes of 2014
Senator Alex Padilla
Assemblymember Luis Alejo; Assemblymember Matt Dababneh
Yes: 22 No: 15
R: 0 R: 12
D: 22 D: 3
Yes: 45 No: 31
R: 0 R: 24
D: 45 D: 7
7th Generation Advisors; All One Ocean; Azul; Black Surfers Collective; California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce; California Association of Environmental Health Administrators; California Coastal Coalition; California Coastkeeper Alliance; California Grocers Association; California Labor Federation; California League of Conservation Voters; California Retailers Association; California State Lands Commission; Californians Against Waste; Cathedral City; Center for Biological Diversity; Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, & Education; ChicoEco, Inc.; Cities of Clayton, Concord, Encinitas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Desert, Palo Alto, Sacramento, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Monica and Sunnyvale; City and County of San Francisco Department of the Environment; City of Long Beach, Councilmember Suja Lowenthal; City of Oceanside Water Utilities Department; Clean Oceans Competition; Clean Water Action; Command Packaging; Contra Costa Clean Water Program; Contra Costa County; Costa Mesa Sanitary District; Counties of Los Angeles, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara and; Culver City; Don?t Waste LA; Earthwise Bag Company, Inc.; Environment California; Friends Committee on Legislation in California; Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives; Global Green USA; Gloria Molina, Supervisor, County of Los Angeles; Green Bag Company; Green Cities California; Green Vets Los Angeles; GreenWaste Recovery; Heal the Bay; Hidden Resources; Humboldt Waste Management Authority; Latino Coalition for a California Bag Ban; Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy; Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Alliance of River Communities; Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority; Napa Recycling and Waste Services; Natural Resources Defense Council; Ocean Project; Pacoima Beautiful; Planning and Conservation League; Plastic Free Seas; Plastic Pollution Coalition; Plastic Soup Foundation;; Redlands Area Democratic Club; Republic Services; Reusable Bag Association; Sachamama; Santa Barbara ChannelKeeper; Santa Clara Valley Water District; Save Our Shores;; Sierra Club; Silicon Valley Leadership Group; Silver Lake Neighborhood Council; Surfrider Foundation; Sustainable Burbank Commission; Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii; Target; Team Marine; The Five Gyres Institute; The Ocean Project; UFCW Western States Council; Valley Industry and Commerce Association; Western Center on Law and Poverty; Wildcoast; World Society for the Protection of Animals; Zanker Recycling; Zero Waste San Diego
Letters of Support
American Forest & Paper Association; American Progressive Bag Alliance; Association of California Cities Orange County; City of Laguna Niguel; Elkay Plastics; Familias Latinas de California; Forest Products Industry National Labor Management Committee; Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association; International Paper; Teamsters District Council 2
Letters of Opposition
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