California Lighting Toxics Reduction and Jobs in Recycling Act (AB 2176)

April, 2010

AB 2176, the Lighting Toxics Reduction and Jobs in Recycling Act, introduced in February 2010, would have required producers of mercury containing lamps to develop, fund and manage a product stewardship program approved by the Department of Toxics Substances Control (DTSC). All mercury-containing lights collected by product stewardship programs must be recycled. In addition, lamps that do not contain mercury and are deemed less efficient would pay an annual fee to help in research to improve lighting efficiency; reduce toxic impacts from lighting technologies and other related projects. This bill did not advance from Appropriations.