AB 362, as amended, Waldron. State printing: demonstration project: process free printing.
Existing law requires that all state printing be done in the Office of State Printing.
This bill would authorize the Office of State Printing to engage in a demonstration project to show the economic and environmental advantages of process free printing technology. The bill would
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legislative findings in support of the project.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
The Legislature finds and declares all of the
3(a) State government is a major consumer of materials and
4energy. The state’s policies include conserving, improving, and
P2 1protecting natural resources and the environment, preventing water,
2air, and land pollution, and enhancing the health, safety, and
3welfare of state residents and their overall economic and social
5(b) It is the policy of the state to promote cost-effective methods
6to reduce energy and resource consumption, and to reduce or
7eliminate the use of hazardous substances and the generation of
8hazardous substances, pollution, and waste at the source.
9(c) The state’s solid waste management priorities include
10reducing the generation of solid waste, reusing materials, and
11recycling materials that cannot be reused, and making sound
12choices regarding the consumption of commodities, services, and
13technology and the amount of waste they generate. State agencies
14and public authorities can minimize potential environmental and
15health impacts on workers and the public.
16(d) The state’s procurement of commodities, services, and
17technology can be enhanced through state and public agency
18choices that minimize the potential environmental and health
19impacts of their activities. State government can be a leader in
20environmental stewardship through the use of green procurement
21and sustainable management practices.
Section 14861 is added to the Government Code, to
The department may engage in a demonstration
25project that shows the environmental and economic benefits that
26may be achieved by utilizing
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28jobs. In engaging in a “process
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29 pilot project, the department shall make best efforts to adhere to
30the following best practices:
31(a) Avoid the use of heavy metals.end delete
32(b) Maximize the use of low-volatile organic compounds and
33less hazardous chemicals.
34(c) Maximize the use of digital on-demand printing,
35direct-to-plate prepress systems, and automatic blanket washers.
36(d) Maximize the recovery of silver.end delete
37(e) Maximize the recycling of paper, ink, film, and related
P3 1(f) Make printed materials easier to recycle, by maximizing the
2use of glueless bindings and uncoated paper and avoiding heavy
3ink coverage and dark or fluorescent papers.