SB 402: Governor crushes opportunity to expand recycling

 
CLCV Supported
Passed Senate 22-14 (9/11/09)
Passed Assembly 58-16 (9/11/09)
Vetoed by the Governor

Even with strong support from retailers, water bottlers, cities, environmental groups and beer producers, the governor vetoed SB 402 (Wolk), which would have expanded California’s successful Bottle Bill. The governor’s veto dashed hopes of expanding the California Redemption Value system, balancing the Beverage Container Recycling Fund and restoring funding to the California Conservation Corps. The demise of SB 402 may result in the elimination of up to 5,000 recycling-related jobs and the closing of nearly 1,200 supermarket-based recycling centers.

Senator Party Vote
Sam Aanestad R
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Elaine Alquist D
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Roy Ashburn R
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John Benoit R
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Ron Calderon D
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Gil Cedillo D
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Dave Cogdill R
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Ellen Corbett D
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Lou Correa D
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Dave Cox R
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Jeff Denham R
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Mark DeSaulnier D
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Denise Ducheny D
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Bob Dutton R
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Dean Florez D
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Loni Hancock D
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Tom Harman R
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Dennis Hollingsworth R
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Bob Huff R
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Christine Kehoe D
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Mark Leno D
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Carol Liu D
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Alan Lowenthal D
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Abel Maldonado R
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Gloria Negrete McLeod D
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Jenny Oropeza D
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Alex Padilla D
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Fran Pavley D
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Curren Price D
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Gloria Romero D
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George Runner R
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Joe Simitian D
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Darrell Steinberg D
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Tony Strickland R
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Mimi Walters R
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Pat Wiggins D
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Lois Wolk D
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Rod Wright D
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Mark Wyland R
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Leland Yee D
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Assemblymember Party Vote
Anthony Adams R
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Tom Ammiano D
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Joel Anderson R
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Juan Arambula I
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Karen Bass D
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Jim Beall D
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Bill Berryhill R
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Tom Berryhill R
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Sam Blakeslee R
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Marty Block D
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Bob Blumenfield D
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Steven Bradford D
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Julia Brownley D
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Joan Buchanan D
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Anna Caballero D
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Charles Calderon D
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Wilmer Amina Carter D
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Wesley Chesbro D
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Connie Conway R
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Paul Cook R
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Joe Coto D
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Mike Davis D
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Hector De La Torre D
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Kevin de León D
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Chuck DeVore R
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Bill Emmerson R
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Mike Eng D
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Noreen Evans D
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Mike Feuer D
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Nathan Fletcher R
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Paul Fong D
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Felipe Fuentes D
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Jean Fuller R
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Warren Furutani D
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Ted Gaines R
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Cathleen Galgiani D
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Martin Garrick R
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Danny Gilmore R
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Curt Hagman R
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Isadore Hall D
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Diane Harkey R
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Mary Hayashi D
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Edward P. Hernandez D
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Jerry Hill D
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Alyson Huber D
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Jared Huffman D
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Kevin Jeffries R
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Dave Jones D
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Steve Knight R
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Paul Krekorian D
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Ted Lieu D
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Dan Logue R
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Bonnie Lowenthal D
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Fiona Ma D
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Tony Mendoza D
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Jeff Miller R
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Bill Monning D
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Pedro Nava D
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Brian Nestande R
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Roger Niello R
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Jim Nielsen R
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John A. Pérez D
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V. Manuel Pérez D
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Anthony Portantino D
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Ira Ruskin D
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Mary Salas D
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Lori Saldaña D
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Jim Silva R
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Nancy Skinner D
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Good
Cameron Smyth R
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Jose Solorio D
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Audra Strickland R
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Not Voting
Sandré Swanson D
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Tom Torlakson D
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Norma Torres D
Good
Good
Alberto Torrico D
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Good
Van Tran R
Bad
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Mike Villines R
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Mariko Yamada D
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