Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Long Beach, has introduced a measure that would set standards for state agencies to track and dispose of computers, fax machines, TVs and other electronic devices. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control would oversee the program.
Click here to read SB 1052. This link opens Oropeza's press announcement about it, which includes references to a 2008 audit of five state agencies that found problems with how the state handles e-waste disposal. Click here to read the summary of "Electronic Waste: Some State Agencies Have Discarded Their Electronic Waste Improperly, While State and Local Oversight Is Limited."