AUGUST 2011
                                        

TV TakeBack bill signed in Texas

Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 329 into law – unlike in 2009, when Perry vetoed a similar bill. Advocates count this as one of the rare environmental victories during the 2011 Texas Legislative Session.

SB 329, sponsored by Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin) and Representative Warren Chisum (R-Pampa), requires manufacturers selling TVs in Texas to offer free, convenient recycling programs for Texas residents.