Battery Legislation

There is currently no federal legislation regulating the management of batteries at the end of life, but a number of states have passed and attempted to pass legislation.

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:
Proposed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2013

HB 2938 would prohibit knowingly disposing of rechargeable batteries as solid waste and require retailers and rechargeable battery manufacturers to establish a recycling program. Heard Feb. 28 in the House Committee on Energy and Environment.

Status:
Proposed
Type:
Bill
Date:
January, 2013

The Washington Small Rechargeable Battery Stewardship Act, House Bill 1364 and Senate Bill 5457, introduced at the initiative of the rechargeable battery industry, Call2Recycle,...

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