AB 2202 (Saldaña, 2005-06) Toxic Electronics Phase Out - Support

Phases out the use of specified hazardous materials in consumer electronics, consistent with European Union ROHS Directive.

AB 2202 was put on the suspense file in the Senate Appropriations Committee 2006. CAW is currently sponsoring a new bill in 2008, similar to this, AB 218.

In 2003, the legislature adopted SB 20 (Sher), the E-waste Recycling Act, which included a provision establishing a phase out of the use of specified toxic materials in "covered electronic devices" (CED's), effective January 1, 2007. CED's are currently limited to electronic devices containing a screen larger than 4 inches. This measure would amend the definition of CED's to include virtually all consumer electronics. The effective date of the phase out would be January 1, 2008. The proposed definition of CED's and toxic phase out provisions track the requirements ROHS Directive adopted in 2003 by the European Union. (View the ROHS Directive - pdf).

CAW Staff Contacts.
Mark Murray (916) 443-5422

Current Actions.
No current actions.

Assembly Member Lori Saldaña
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sample Letter

Breast Cancer Fund
Californians Against Waste (sponsor)
Californians for Alternatives to Toxics
California Electronic Asset Recovery
National Resource Defense COuncil 
Earth Tones
Electronic Components Certification Board
Planning and Conservation League
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Mgmt Authority
Sierra Club California
Sony Electronics

American Electronics Association
Cingular Wireless
California Chamber of Commerce
California Manufacturers and Technology Association
Consumer Electronic Association
CTIA-The Wireless Association
Electronic Industries Alliance
General Electric
OSRAM Sylvania
National Electrical Manufactures Association
Semiconductor Industry Association
Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Current Language, Analyses and votes.
Print-friendly summary (100kb pdf)

Media on AB 2202.