Legislation: California

Status:
Proposed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2013

AB 403 would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to develop and implement a recovery program to reduce the generation of, and manage the end-of-life of, home-generated sharps.

Status:
Proposed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2013

SB 254, the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act, introduced by Senator Hancock, would require mattress manufacturers to create and finance a mattress recovery and recycling system. SB 254 specified that a manufacturer may internalize the costs of implementation and a manufacturer may voluntarily establish a charge to be added to the purchase price of a mattress to reimburse manufacturers' costs, but was...

Status:
Proposed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2013

SB 727 would require pharmaceutical manufacturers to create and manage a stewardship program.

Status:
Proposed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2013

Assembly Bill 488, would require producers of household batteries, including primary and rechargeable batteries "weighing two kilograms or less," to develop, finance and implement a battery stewardship program.

Status:
Passed
Type:
Policy
Date:
January, 2013

The North American Hazardous Materials Management Association advocates for comprehensive state product policy legislation. NAHMMA is in support of legislation establishing paint stewardship systems and believes that paint stewardship legislation, and subsequent rulemaking, must incorporate the principles outlined in this policy statement. 

Status:
Passed
Type:
Ordinance
Date:
July, 2012

In July 2012, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance, the Alameda County Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance(PDF), requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to create and fund a program to collect and properly dispose of leftover drugs they manufacture. This ordinance is the first of its kind in the nation. Alameda County also held a series of...

Status:
Failed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2012

SB 1118, the Used Mattress Recovery and Recycling Act, failed to pass. The bill was supported by Waste Management, Recology, Republic Services, Inc., the California Retailers Association and others (according to the bill's sponsor (PDF...

Status:
Proposed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2011

SB 589, introduced in February 2011, would amend the California Lighting Efficiency and Toxics Reduction Act by adding Chapter 21 – Household Mercury-Containing Lamp Recovery and Recycling Program – to existing law. SB 589 would require that a manufacturer of household mercury-containing lamps prepare and submit to CalRecycle, by April 1, 2013, a household mercury-containing lamp stewardship plan to...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
September, 2010

AB 1343, signed into law in 2010, requires manufacturers of architectural paint to establish and finance an architectural paint recovery program. A manufacturer of architectural paint solid in California must, individually or through a stewardship organization, submit an architectural paint stewardship plan on or before April 1, 2012 for approval by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Plans must be...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
September, 2010

AB 2398, the carpet product stewardship bill, passed in 2010 and amends the California Public Resources Code (Chapter 20, Section 42970-42983). The law requires that carpet producers, collectively or individually, submit a...

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