Bill Status of HB0278 95th General Assembly
Short Description: ELECTRONIC SCRAP RECYCLING
Rep. Thomas Holbrook - Karen May - Elizabeth Coulson and Linda Chapa LaVia
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Electronic Scrap Recycling Act. Creates a not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation to manage the State collection, transportation, and recycling system for covered electronic devices. Sets forth the duties and responsibilities of the not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation. Prohibits the sale of covered electronic devices by a manufacturer who (i) is not in compliance with the Act or (ii) fails to permanently label the devices with the manufacturer's brand. Prohibits the sale of any covered electronic devices containing specified substances. Prohibits the disposal of the devices into a landfill or by incineration. Imposes a fee on manufacturers of covered electronic devices, and sets forth procedures for calculating the fee. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to propose rules to require that any covered electronic device that is, or could be, considered hazardous waste be treated as universal waste. Requires the not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation to develop a minimum level of environmental design for all covered electronic devices sold in the State. Allows certain manufacturers to establish a self-recycling program. Requires audits of covered electronic device retailers and the not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation. Requires reports from manufacturers, retailers, and the not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation. Requires the recyclers of covered electronic devices to follow federal recycling guidelines. Contains other provisions. Amends the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act to provide that each county municipal waste plan shall contain an evaluation of the county's progress on the recycling of covered electronic devices. Effective immediately.