Article 2. Recycled Paper Products of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 2.
(a) On and after January 1, 1997, at least 50 percent of the
total dollar amount of paper products purchased or procured by the
Legislature shall be purchased as a recycled paper product, as
defined in Section 12301. In addition, at least 25 percent of the
total fine writing and printing paper purchased by the Legislature
shall be recycled paper products, as defined in Section 12301.
If at any time the requirement for recycled products has not been
met, the Legislature and the department, in consultation with the
board, shall review the procurement policies of the Legislature and
shall make recommendations for immediate revisions to ensure that
each requirement is met. Revisions include, but are not limited to,
raising the purchasing preference and altering the requirements for
each or all recycled products. The department, in consultation with
the board, shall present its conclusions and recommendations on these
revisions of procurement policies to the Legislature in the
department's biennial report pursuant to Section 12225.
(b) When contracting with the Legislature for the sale of recycled
paper products, the contractor shall certify in writing to the
contracting officer or his or her representative, that the recycled
paper products offered contain the minimum percentage of waste
materials required by subdivision (c) of Section 12301. The
contractor shall specify the minimum, if not the exact, percentage of
recycled product in the paper product, including both the secondary
and postconsumer material content. This certification shall be
furnished under penalty of perjury.
(c) The Legislature may, in consultation with the board, print a
symbol on paper products selected by the Legislature. The symbol
shall be similar to the following:
Printed on recycled paper. This symbol shall be printed only on
paper products meeting the definition of recycled paper products in
(d) This section shall not prevent the Legislature from using
existing stocks of paper products.