Amended in Senate August 24, 2015

Amended in Assembly March 16, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 362

Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

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(Coauthor: Assembly Member Lackey)

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February 17, 2015

An act to add Section 14861 to the Government Code, relating to state printing.


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 ofbegin insert sustainable printing practices, including the use ofend insert process free printing plates, as defined, and associatedbegin delete technology.end deletebegin insert technology for specified types of printing jobs.end insert The bill wouldbegin delete requireend deletebegin insert permitend insert a vendor that participates in the demonstration project to pay any costs associated with the demonstration. The bill would make 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:

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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
5protecting natural resources and the environment, preventing water,
6air, and land pollution, and enhancing the health, safety, and
7welfare of state residents and their overall economic and social

9(b) It is the policy of the state to promote cost-effective methods
10to reduce energy and resource consumption, and to reduce or
11eliminate the use of hazardous substances and the generation of
12hazardous substances, pollution, and waste at the source.

13(c) The state’s solid waste management priorities include
14reducing the generation of solid waste, reusing materials, and
15recycling materials that cannot be reused, and making sound
16choices regarding the consumption of commodities, services, and
17technology and the amount of waste they generate. State agencies
18and public authorities can minimize potential environmental and
19health impacts on workers and the public.

20(d) The state’s procurement of commodities, services, and
21technology can be enhanced through state and public agency
22choices that minimize the potential environmental and health
23impacts of their activities. State government can be a leader in
24environmental stewardship through the use of green procurement
25and sustainable management practices.


SEC. 2.  

Section 14861 is added to the Government Code, to



(a) The department may engage in a demonstration
29project that shows the environmental and economic benefits that
30may be achieved by utilizingbegin delete “processend deletebegin insert sustainable printing
31practices which may include, but are not limited to, the use of
32processend insert
free printingbegin delete plates”end deletebegin insert platesend insert and associated technology for
33state printingbegin delete jobs.end deletebegin insert jobs that utilize offset or lithographic printing.end insert
34 In engaging in a begin delete “processend delete begin insert processend insert free printingbegin delete plate”end deletebegin insert plateend insert pilot
35project, the department shall make best efforts to adhere to the
36following best practices:

37(1) Reduce overall chemical usage in making printing plates.

P3    1(2) Maximize the use of low-volatile organic compounds and
2less hazardous chemicals.

3(3) Minimize water usage.

4(4) Reduce electricity usage.

5(5) Maximize the recycling of paper, ink, aluminum plates, and
6related materials.

7(6) Reduce the carbon footprint.

8(b) A private vendor electing to participate in a demonstration
9project with the departmentbegin delete shallend deletebegin insert mayend insert pay for costs associated with
10the demonstration project, including process free printing plates,
11necessary for the demonstration, as agreed upon with the

13(c) For purposes of this chapter, “process free printing plates”
14are defined as printing plates that can be put on press in offset
15printing, also known as lithography, immediately after imaging
16on a platesetter, with no intermediary plate processing step