Bill Status of HB0433 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. Requires the creation of a not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation to manage the State collection, transportation, and recycling system for electronic devices that are covered under the Act. Sets forth the composition, duties, and responsibilities of the not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation. Prohibits the sale of those covered electronic devices by a manufacturer who (i) is not in compliance with the Act or (ii) fails to permanently label the device with the manufacturer's brand. Requires certain manufacturers of covered electronic devices to register with the not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation. Requires audits of covered electronic device retailers and the not-for-profit, public-benefit corporation. Imposes a fee on manufacturers of covered electronic devices, and sets forth procedures for calculating the fee. Prohibits the sale of any covered electronic devices containing mercury, cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers. 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. Prohibits the disposal of the devices into a landfill or by incineration. Requires retailers of covered electronic devices to post educational material provided by the not-for-profit, public-interest corporation. Requires the recyclers of covered electronic devices to follow federal recycling guidelines. Contains other provisions. Effective immediately except that specified Sections apply and become operative on January 1, 2008.