California To Charge ‘CRT Tax’ In January

Senate Bill 50, a California bill that modifies the Electronic Waste RecyclingAct of 2003, was signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday night, according to a spokesman for State Sen. Byron Sher (D-Stanford), the bill’s author. A spokesman for the CaliforniaWaste Management Board also confirmed the bill’s passage.

In addition, Schwarzenegger also signed Assembly Bill 2901, a bill co-authored by Assemblywomen Fran Pavley (D-Santa Monica) and Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), which mandates the establishment of a no-cost collection, reuse and recycling system for proper disposal of used cell phones by July 2006. “

$6 to $8 should not be a large enough tax to make a big issue out of this considering that California already has a 7% or higher tax on the sale of goods.

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