Jun 4 - Toxic Materials Phase Out Bill Passes Assembly

CAW sponsored AB 48 (Saldaña) to phase out the use of specified hazardous materials in consumer electronics passed the Assembly Floor with a close 43-35 vote. The bill is consistent with European Union ROHs Directive and requires manufacturers to to phase out of the use of specified toxic materials in 'covered electronic devices' (CED's), effective January 1, 2010. The bill now heads to the Senate.