California’s SB 270 Defeated

California’s SB 270 Defeated

Sacramento, California, August 27, 2014 (PBBR) - In the final hours of the 2014 California Legislature, the much anticipated passage of Senate Bill 270 did not happen.

SB 270 was to be the U.S.'s first state-wide plastic carryout bag regulations. Sponsored by Senators Padilla, Lara, and De Leon, SB 270 sought to impose a state-wide fee of ten cents on all plastic shopping bags that were less than 2.25 mils in thickness.

According to the California Legislative Counsel's web site, on August 25, SB 270 was read for the third time and passage was refused. The bill was defeated by a margin of four votes. Needing 41 yes votes to pass, the bill garnered only 37 yes votes. A "motion to reconsider" was made by Assembly Member Bonta.

Here is the most recent time-line for the bill in the Assembly:

MEASURE	:  S.B. No. 270
AUTHOR(S)	:  Padilla, De León, and Lara (Principal coauthors:
	Assembly Members Alejo and Dababneh) (Coauthors:
	Assembly Members Bonta, Levine, and Pan).
TOPIC	:  Solid waste: single-use carryout bags.
HOUSE LOCATION	:  ASM
+LAST AMENDED DATE  :  08/21/2014


TYPE OF BILL :  
                Active
                Non-Urgency
                Appropriations
                Majority Vote Required
                Non-State-Mandated Local Program
                Fiscal
                Non-Tax Levy

LAST HIST. ACT. DATE:  08/25/2014
LAST HIST. ACTION   :  Read third time.  Refused passage.  Motion to reconsider
	made by Assembly Member Bonta.
FILE	:  ASM RECONSIDERATION
FILE DATE	:  08/27/2014
ITEM	:	93
BILL HISTORY
2014
Aug. 25	Read third time.  Refused passage.  Motion to reconsider made by
	Assembly Member Bonta.
Aug. 21	Read third time and amended.  Ordered to third reading.
Aug. 19	Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Aug. 18	Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
Aug. 14	From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 11. Noes  3.) (August
	14).

Read more about SB 270 here.
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