On October 6 and 7, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed A.B. 341 into law which seeks to reduce the level of solid waste going to landfills by adding a 75% voluntary target to the existing law mandating local governments need to divert 50% of their solid waste to generation by 2020. Brown also signed A.B. 631, easing permitting for electric vehicle charging facilities; A.B. 1149, providing five years of funding for plastic beverage bottle container reuse; and S.B. 570, authorizing the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District’s voluntary program for replacing or retrofitting high-polluting school buses.