BILL NUMBER: SB 225 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Wieckowski FEBRUARY 13, 2015 An act to add Section 42889.5 to the Public Resources Code, relating to recycling. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 225, as introduced, Wieckowski. Recycling: used tires. Existing law, the California Integrated Waste Management Act, requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, when implementing the act, to promote certain waste management practices in the order of a specified priority, and to maximize the use of all feasible source reduction, recycling, and composting options. The California Tire Recycling Act, which is part of the California Integrated Waste Management Act, imposes a California tire fee on a new tire purchased in the state. The revenue generated from the fee is deposited in the California Tire Recycling Management Fund for expenditure, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purposes of programs related to waste tires. Existing law requires the department to adopt a 5-year plan, which is to be updated biennially, to establish goals and priorities for waste tire programs. This bill would require the department, when adopting the 5-year plan and expending those appropriated funds, to ensure that the expenditure of funds pursuant to the California Tire Recycling Act, reflects the California Integrated Waste Management Act's priorities for waste reduction and recycling. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 42889.5 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read: 42889.5. The department shall, when adopting the five-year plan pursuant to Section 42885.5, and expending funds appropriated to the department pursuant to Section 42889, ensure that the expenditure of funds pursuant to this chapter reflects the priorities for waste reduction and recycling specified in Section 40051.