Virginia 2008 Legislation Update
As a member of the Northern Virginia Technology council, Turtle Wings strives to be a part of evolution of technology and its related legislation. Turtle Wings was mentioned in the article, “NVTC Members Impact Policy, Shape Change.” This article was included in the Summer 2008 issue of NVTC magazine.
“Although Virginia’s 2008 General Assembly session proved particularly challenging for the commonwealth’s technology business interests due to an almost $2 billion budget shortfall, Northern Virginia Technology Council members and NVTC’s policy advocacy team worked year round to positively influence a variety of legislation. Virginia delegates, state senators and executive branch policymakers were guided by NVTC legislative advocacy efforts and recommendations to protect funding for the Center for Innovative Technology, ensure proper notification for data security breaches, boost funding for higher education and research, and solidify the Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance, among other legislative successes…
…NVTC also supported legislation establishing a market-based computer recycling program in Virginia. Sponsored by Delegate ken Plum (D-Reston) and recommended by the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) in response to a series of working group sessions held during the past year with representatives of NVTC member companies, including Consumer Electronics Association, Dell and Turtle Wings, the bill requires computer manufacturers to adopt and implement recovery plans for computer equipment sold in Virginia to accommodate consumers who want to recycle outdated computer equipment…”