AB 2176 (Blumenfield, 2009-10) California Lighting Toxics Reduction and Recycling Bill

Summary. Product stewardship for mercury containing lamps and fee on lamps that don’t contain mercury, and are deemed less efficient.

Position and Status. CAW Supports. AB 2176 passed Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee but was held in Assembly Appropriations Committee.    

Description. Requires producers of mercury containing lamps to participate in a product stewardship program, under a plan approved by the Department of Toxics Substances Control. All mercury-containing lights collected by product stewardship programs must be recycled. In addition, lamps that don’t contain mercury, and are deemed less efficient will pay an annual fee to help in research to improve lighting efficiency; reduce toxic impacts from lighting technologies and other related projects.

CAW Staff Contacts. 
Teresa Bui (916) 443-5422

Assembly Member Blumenfield
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
fax: 916-319-2140

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.


Natural Resources Defense Council (Sponsor)
Breast Cancer Fund
California Association of Environmental Health Administrators 
California League of Conservation Voters
Californians Against Waste
California Product Stewardship Council
California Resource Recovery Association
Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority
City and County of San Francisco
County of Santa Clara- Board of Supervisors
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Working Group 
Environment California
Napa County
Planning and Conservation League
Stop Waste

General Electric Lighting
OSRAM Sylvania, Inc.