BILL NUMBER: AB 221	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  154
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  AUGUST 26, 2013
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  AUGUST 26, 2013
	PASSED THE SENATE  JULY 8, 2013
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 8, 2013
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 10, 2013
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 29, 2013
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 4, 2013

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

                        FEBRUARY 4, 2013

   An act to amend Sections 16000, 16001, and 16004 of the Public
Resources Code, relating to recycling.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 221, Quirk-Silva. Recycled concrete.
   Existing law authorizes the use of recycled concrete materials if
the user has been fully informed, as defined, that the concrete may
contain recycled concrete material and prohibits recycled concrete
from being offered, provided, or sold to the Department of
Transportation or the Department of General Services for any use
unless specifically requested and approved by that department.
Existing law defines the term recycled concrete for these purposes as
including mix designs or aggregate gradations that are in accordance
with certain specifications.
   This bill would revise the definition of recycled concrete for
purposes of these provisions to additionally include, as one of those
specifications, the California Green Building Standards Code.



THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 16000 of the Public Resources Code is amended
to read:
   16000.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
   (a) Facilitating the recycling of natural resources is in the best
interest of the state.
   (b) Facilitating recycling of concrete materials in concrete
production reduces waste, truck trips, and emissions, while advancing
sustainable practices in concrete manufacture.
   (c) Recycling of aggregates from concrete conserves the natural
resources of aggregates.
   (d) Recycling of water conserves water resources.
   (e) Recycling of returned fresh concrete maximizes the reuse of
the natural resources of aggregates, water, and cement and conserves
embodied energy from concrete production.
   (f) This division is intended to encourage the use of recycled
concrete as provided in this division.
  SEC. 2.  Section 16001 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   16001.  For purposes of this division, "recycled concrete" means
reclaimed concrete material used in concrete mixtures in accordance
with the "Greenbook Standard Specifications for Public Works" 2003
edition, or the most current revision of those requirements.
"Recycled concrete" includes mix designs or aggregate gradations that
are in accordance with the specifications or codes of the American
Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Society of Testing and
Materials (ASTM), the International Building Code (IBC), the
International Residential Code (IRC), the California Building Code
(Part 2 (commencing with Section 1.1.1) of Title 24 of the California
Code of Regulations), Caltrans Standard Specifications, or the
California Green Building Standards Code (Part 11 (commencing with
Section 101.1) of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations).
However, reclaimed concrete material that is in compliance with
ASTM-94 specifications is exempt from this division.
  SEC. 3.  Section 16004 of the Public Resources Code is amended to
read:
   16004.  This division does not supersede the requirements of the
California Building Code or other provisions of law.