California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1159

Introduced by Assembly Members Gordon and Williams

February 27, 2015

An act to add Section 42872.3 to the Public Resources Code, relating to tire recycling.


AB 1159, as introduced, Gordon. Tire recycling: incentive program.

The California Tire Recycling Act requires a person who purchases a new tire to pay a California tire fee, for deposit in the California Tire Recycling Management Fund, for expenditure by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery upon appropriation by the Legislature, to pay the costs of operating a tire recycling program. The act provides that the tire recycling program may include, among other things, the development and implementation of a waste tire incentive payment program to promote increased demand for waste tires recycled in this state and to promote higher valued products.

This would require the department, as part of the tire recycling program, to establish a waste tire recycling incentive program designed to achieve, by January 1, 2018, a 75% recycling rate for waste tires generated in California.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 42872.3 is added to the Public Resources
, to read:

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In accordance with the tire recycling program
2established pursuant to this article, the department shall establish
3a waste tire recycling incentive program designed to achieve, by
4January 1, 2018, a 75 percent recycling rate for waste tires
5generated in California.