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Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 (SB 20)

This bill enacts the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 to provide for the convenient recycling of electronic devices in California. The devices covered by the measure include cathode ray tubes, cathode ray tube devices, flat panel screens, or other video display devices with a screen size that is greater than four inches in size measured diagonally and which, when discarded or disposed, would be a hazardous waste under regulations set by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. On and after July 1, 2004, the bill imposes an electronic waste recycling fee between $6 and $10 (depending on the size of the electronic device) upon the purchase of an electronic device from a retailer. This bill was double-referred to the Natural Resources Committee.
Chapter 526, Statutes of 2003
Assemblymember Byron Sher
Assemblymember Sheila Kuehl; Assemblymember Hannah Beth-Jackson
Yes: 25 No: 13
R: 1 R: 13
D: 24 D: 0
Yes: 42 No: 29
R: 0 R: 26
D: 42 D: 3
Californians Against Waste (sponsor); Alameda County Waste Management Authority; Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board; As You Sow; California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus; California League of Conservation Voters; California Nurses Association; California Resource Recovery Association; California State Association of Counties; Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice; Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority; City of Alhambra; City of American Canyon; City of Arcadia; City of Arcata; City of Baldwin Park; City of Benicia; City of Capitola; City of Chico; City of Costa Mesa; City of Cupertino; City of Daly City; City of Del Rey Oaks; City of Downey; City of Emeryville; City of Eureka; City of Fairfield; City of Fremont; City of Glendale; City of Indio; City of Lemon Grove; City of Lompoc; City of Manhattan Beach; City of Millbrae; City of Morgan Hill; City of Morro Bay; City of Pico Rivera; City of Poway; City of San Diego; City of San Jose; City of San Mateo; City of Sand City; City of Santa Ana; City of Santa Barbara; City of Santa Cruz; City of Scotts Valley; City of Shelton; City of Sonoma; City of Sunnyvale; City of Thousand Oaks; City of Westlake Village; City/County of San Francisco; City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo; Clean Water Action; Community Environmental Council; Congress of California Seniors; Consumer Attorneys; County of Alameda; County of Marin; County of Monterey; County of Napa; County of Sacramento; County of Santa Clara; County of Santa Cruz; County of Trinity; Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority; Ecology Center; Electronic Manufacturers Coalition for Responsible Recycling (if amended); Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2); Global Recycling Council; Governmental Advocates; HMR Los Angeles; HMR San Francisco; Humboldt WMA; League of California Cities; Marin County Hazardous and Solid WM JPA; MBA Polymers, Inc.; Mojave Desert and Mountain Recycling JPA; Monterey Regional Waste Management District; Natural Resources Defense Council; Northern California Recycling Association; OSS-Spectrum; Palo Verde Valley Disposal Service; Planning and Conservation League; Price Consulting; Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority; San Luis Obispo County IWMA; Sisters of Mercy of the Americas; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur; SoCal Computer Recyclers, Inc.; Solid Waste Association of North America; Sonoma County WMA; Town of Atherton; Tracy Material Recovery and Solid Waste Transfer, Inc.; Urban Corps of San Diego; VALCORE Recycling; Waste Management; West Contra Costa IWMA; Numerous individuals
Letters of Support
American Electronics Association; Appliance and Refrigeration Institute; Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers; California Chamber of Commerce; California Manufacturers and Technology Association; Electronic Industries Alliance; Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association; National Electrical Manufacturers Association; Portable Rechargeable Battery Association; Whirpool Corporation
Letters of Opposition
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