SB 419 (Simitian, 2011-12) - Home-Generated Medical Sharps

SB 419 requires medical sharps manufacturers to improve electronic access to their annual sharps disposal reports.

Position and Status
CAW Supports.

SB 419 passed the Senate on 4/25/11 and the Assembly on 8/30/12. It was vetoed by the Governor on 9/28/12. Read the veto message.

Description. Manufacturers for home-generated medical sharps are required to submit annual reports on their disposal plans and actions to CalRecycle each year by July 1. SB 419 would require this submittal to be in an electronic format. In addition, SB 419 would require the manufacturers to post the same reports on their website in an accessible location. 

CAW Staff Contacts.
Sue Vang (916) 443-5422


Senator Joe Simitian 
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814 

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.

Alameda County Board of Supervisors
California Sharps Coalition
Californians Against Waste
Clean Water Action
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Waste Management, Inc.