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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, (CA‑58) asks questions during the Assembly Select Committee on Orange County on Chronic Homelessness Hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Buena Park, CA. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Aug 2020 News — Public Policy

California

In the 2020 session, the California State Legislature considered Assembly Bill 2592 to legalize NOR for California’s 50 million residents. After successfully passing the Assembly, the Senate declined to move the bill forward due to budget concerns related to the COVID‑19 pandemic.

In March 2020, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia of the Bell Gardens neighborhood of Los Angeles introduced AB 2592 to legalize natural organic reduction in California.

The bill successfully passed out of the Assembly thanks in part to over 100 letters of support from the Recompose community. The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development passed the bill unanimously on August 10, 2020.

The bill was then referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for considering the cost of potential new laws. Due to budget shortfalls created by the COVID-19 pandemic, on August 20 the Senate Appropriations Committee declined to move AB 2592 forward this session.

While it is disappointing the bill did not become a law this session, Recompose is still committed to bringing our process everywhere people want it, including California. Assemblymember Garcia has already committed to bringing this legislation forward again in the 2021 session.

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