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									                Introduced Electronic Waste Legislation
                              2003-2004
                                                       As of 3/2/04
                              Compiled by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
                 (Most summaries are taken from the actual bill or from summaries posted on the legislative websites.)
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California*   SB20      (1) Existing law prohibits the management of hazardous waste, except in accordance with the Adopted,
                        hazardous waste control laws. Under existing law, the Department of Toxic Substances Control 9/25/03
                        is authorized to exempt, until January 1, 2003, by regulation, a hazardous waste management
                        activity from the requirements of the hazardous waste control law if the regulation governs a
                        specified type of hazardous waste, including electronic hazardous wastes, identifies the hazardous
                        waste as a universal waste, and amends specified existing regulations of the department. Existing
                        law prohibits the disposal of electronic products in or on land, except as specified. A violation of
                        the hazardous waste control law is a crime.

                        The bill would require the department to adopt regulations to prohibit an electronic device from
                        being sold or offered for sale in this state if the electronic device is prohibited from being sold in
                        the European Union on and after its date of manufacture, due to the presence of certain heavy
                        metals. The bill would prohibit these regulations from taking effect until January 1, 2007, or on
                        or after the date the Directive 2002/95/EC, as adopted by the European Parliament and the
                        Council of the European Union on January 27, 2003, takes effect, whichever date is later. The
                        bill would require the department to exclude certain electronic devices from the regulations and
                        would prohibit the department from requiring the manufacture or sale of an electronic device that
                        is different than, or not otherwise prohibited by, the European Union, thereby imposing a state-
                        mandated local program by creating a new crime. The bill would also incorporate the provisions
                        of the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003, as specified below, by reference into the
                        hazardous waste control laws.

                        (2) Existing law requires the California Integrated Waste Management Board to administer state
                        programs to recycle various specified materials.

                        This bill would enact the Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003. The bill would make it
                        unlawful to sell, on and after July 1, 2004, a covered electronic device in this state to a consumer,
                        as defined, unless the board or department determines that the manufacturer of that device is in
                        compliance with the act. The bill would prohibit the sale of a covered electronic device, after
                        January 1, 2005, that is not labeled, as specified.
 The bill would require a retailer selling a covered electronic device in this state to collect an
electronic waste recycling fee from the consumer on and after July 1, 2004, and to transmit the
fee to the board in accordance with a schedule and procedures that the board would be required to
establish. The bill would set the electronic waste-recycling fee in an amount according to a
specified fee schedule and would require the board, in collaboration with the department, on and
after July 1, 2005, and at least once every 2 years thereafter, to review and adjust the electronic
waste recycling fee, based on specified factors.

The bill would require each manufacturer of an electronic device who sells the device in this
state, by July 1, 2005, and at least once annually thereafter, to submit a report to the board on the
number of electronic devices sold by the manufacturer in this state during the previous calendar
year and other information regarding certain specified materials in those devices. A manufacturer
would also be required to make information available to consumers that describes where and how
to return, recycle, and dispose of the electronic device and opportunities and locations for the
collection or return of the device, through specified means.

The bill would impose civil liability for violations of specified provisions.

The bill would require the board, in collaboration with the department, to convene an electronic
waste working group to define environmental purchasing criteria, by July 1, 2005, that may be
used by state agencies. The bill would also require the board to annually establish and update, as
necessary, statewide electronic waste recycling goals.

The bill would require the board and the department to deposit the fees and fines collected under
the act in the Electronic Waste Recovery and Recycling Account, which the bill would create in
the Integrated Waste Management Fund in the State Treasury.

This bill would authorize the board and the department to expend the moneys deposited in the
account, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to make electronic waste recovery payments to
authorized collectors, to make electronic waste recycling payments to covered electronic waste
recyclers, and to administer the act, and provisions regulating covered electronic devices. The bill
would also allow the expenditure of not more than 1% of the funds in the account to establish
public information programs on recycling of hazardous electronic devices. The bill would require
the board, in collaboration with the department, to establish on July 1, 2004, and on July 1 every
2 years thereafter, an electronic waste recovery payment schedule to cover the net cost of an
authorized collector in operating a free and convenient system for collecting, consolidating and
transporting covered electronic wastes generated in this state and would require the board to make
those payments to authorized collectors or to a covered electronic waste recycler for payment to
an authorized collector. The bill would also require the board to establish an electronic waste
                       recycling payment schedule to cover an e-waste recycler's net cost of receiving, processing, and
                       recycling covered electronic waste from an authorized collector and would require the board to
                       make those payments to covered electronic waste recyclers. The bill would allow a recycler to
                       receive these payments only if the recycler meets specified eligibility requirements regarding the
                       recycler's facilities. The bill would authorize the board and the department to adopt regulations to
                       implement the bill and would authorize these regulations to be adopted as emergency regulations,
                       as specified.

                       The bill would require any person who intends to export electronic waste to a foreign destination
                       to comply with specified notification requirements and to demonstrate, among other things, that
                       the handling of the exported electronic waste within the country of destination would meet certain
                       standards adopted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

                        (3) Existing law, the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, requires the county
                       or regional agency integrated waste management plan that a county or regional agency is required
                       to submit to the board to contain a household hazardous waste element. This bill would require,
                       on and after January 1, 2004, that when a county or regional agency revises the county or regional
                       integrated waste management plan and its elements, the city household hazardous waste element
                       and county household hazardous waste element would be required to identify those actions the
                       city, county, or regional agency is taking to promote the collection, consolidation, recovery, and
                       recycling of covered electronic waste, thereby creating a state-mandated local program by
                       imposing new duties upon local agencies.
                        (4) This bill would provide that its provisions are severable.
                        (5) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts
                       for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
                       reimbursement.
Connecticut   HB5375   To establish a recycling program for certain electronic devices. A fee on certain electronic         Referred to
                       devices would fund the program.                                                                      Enviro.
                                                                                                                            Committee
                                                                                                                            2/19/2004
Connecticut   HB6259   Establishes an “electronic recycling account” that is funded through a $10 fee collected by In Senate
                       retailers when selling an electronic device. The monies in the account can be used to reimburse Finance and
                       municipality electronic recycling programs. Requires state to develop e-waste recycling House Finance
                       education, assist municipalities developing programs, and assist with recycling contracts. 4/8/2003
                       Requires report to the legislature.
Connecticut   HB6269   An electronic device recycling fee of $10 is imposed upon the sale of any electronic device that Introduced
                       contains a cathode ray tube, which fee shall be deposited in an electronics recycling trust account 1/28/2003
                       that shall be allocated to municipalities to fund recycling programs for such devices and to the
                      Department of Environmental Protection for the administration of public education and local
                      government assistance programs associated with the recycling of such devices.
Florida    SB674      Provides for counties to establish programs for properly recycling or otherwise disposing of        Withdrawn for
                      televisions, computer monitors, and other electronic equipment and components of such               further
                      equipment. Requires retailers of such equipment to be responsible for accepting and handling        consideration
                      such equipment when its purchasers return it for disposal. Imposes an advance-recycling fee of      4/25/2003
                      $10, collected by retailers and a waste disposal surcharge to be collected by counties to fund
                      recycling and disposal programs.
Hawaii     SB29       Directs department of health to adopt rules to establish a cathode ray tube recycling program by    Carried over to
                      7/1/08.                                                                                             ‘04 regular
                                                                                                                          session
Illinois   HB1165     Creates the Computer Equipment Disposal and Recycling Commission. Requires that the                 Vetoed         by
                      Commission (i) issue a report of its findings and recommendations related to the disposal and       Governor
                      recycling of computer equipment on or before May 31, 2004 and (ii) beginning on May 31, 2005,       8/5/2003
                      evaluate the implementation of programs by the State relating to computer equipment disposal        Gov’s veto
                      and recycling, and shall issue a report of its finding and recommendations on or before December    message says he
                      31, 2006. Effective immediately.                                                                    is creating
                                                                                                                          Computer
                                                                                                                          Equipment
                                                                                                                          Disposal and
                                                                                                                          Recycling
                                                                                                                          Commission to
                                                                                                                          deal with the
                                                                                                                          issue.
Illinois   HB5915* Both bills set forth restrictions on the disposal of covered electronic devices. Creates the           HB5915 -
                   Electronics Recovery and Recycling Fund as a special fund in the State Treasury. Sets forth fees       Referred to
           SB2570  that must be paid by a retailer upon the sale of certain electronic products and requires that the     Rules Committee
                   moneys from the fees be deposited into the Fund. Sets forth the purposes for which the moneys in       2/6/2004
                   the Fund may be used. Requires retailers of electronic products to file a quarterly return
                   concerning the fees for the sale of electronic products. Sets forth the procedures for the             SB2570 –
                   Department of Revenue's collection of the fees. Provides that any retailer who: fails to make a        Re-referred to
                   return; makes a fraudulent return; or willfully violates any rule or regulation of the Department of   Rules Committee
                   Revenue for the administration and enforcement of the fee is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Requires      2/27/2004
                   the Environmental Protection Agency to submit a report to the General Assembly before January
                   1, 2008 concerning the recycling of electronic products. Authorizes the Agency to propose
                   regulations for a program requiring manufacturers to accept for disposal any electronic product
                   that they have manufactured. Establishes an advisory committee concerning electronic products.
                   Amends the State Finance Act to create the Electronics Recovery and Recycling Fund. Effective
                    January 1, 2005.
Illinois   SB3169   Prohibits certain methods of disposal for video display devices. Imposes fees on each person          Re-referred to
                    engaged in the business of selling new video display devices. Requires the seller to pay the fee to   Rules
                    the Department of Revenue for deposit into the Video Display Device Recovery and Recycling            2/6/2004
                    Fund. Sets forth the purposes for which the moneys in the Fund may be used. Requires retailers to
                    make quarter-annual tax returns to the Department of Revenue concerning the video display
                    device fee. Sets forth procedures for administrative proceedings and hearings by the Department
                    of Revenue concerning the collection of the fee and for judicial review of those decisions.
                    Requires the Pollution Control Board to establish rules regarding the disposal of video display
                    devices. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Video Display Device Recovery and
                    Recycling Fund. Effective on January 1, 2005.
Maine      SP199*   Beginning January 1, 2004, a person may not dispose of a cathode ray tube in a solid waste            Dead
                    disposal facility and an owner or operator of a solid waste disposal facility may not accept a
                    cathode ray tube for disposal. For purposes of this subsection, "cathode ray tube" means a video
                    display component of televisions, computer displays, military and commercial radar and other
                    display devices.
Maine*     HP549    Each producer of electronic equipment sold must submit a plan for producer-financed collection,       Adopted
                    recovery and recycling of electronic waste. Plans must be submitted to, reviewed by and               5/14/2003
                    approved by the department. Law sets requirements for what must be in the plan. Producers are
                    responsible for costs of the plans. Consumers must be able to return e-waste to producers free of
                    charge. Requires phase out of hazardous materials used in electronic equipment. Sets labeling
                    standards and bans the disposal and incineration of e-waste.
Maine*     HP1402   This bill establishes a system to provide for the collection and recycling of electronic              Introduced
                    devices in the State as recommended by the Department of Environmental Protection                     3/2/2004
                    pursuant to Public Law 2003, chapter 150.

                    Under the bill, municipalities must ensure that computer monitors and televisions generated
                    as waste from households within their jurisdiction are delivered to a consolidation facility.

                    Beginning in 2006, consolidation facilities are required to identify the manufacturer of
                    computer monitors delivered to the facility and to transport those items to recycling and
                    dismantling facilities. Beginning in 2012, consolidation facilities are required to identify the
                    manufacturer of televisions delivered to the facility and to transport those items to recycling
                    and dismantling facilities.

                    Beginning in 2006, computer manufacturers are responsible for the handling and recycling
                    of computer monitors that are received at consolidation facilities and must pay for the
                    operational costs of the consolidation facility attributable to the handling of computer
                    monitors. Beginning in 2012, television manufacturers are responsible for the handling and
                    recycling of all televisions that are received at consolidation facilities and must pay for the
                    operational costs of the consolidation facility attributable to the handling of televisions.

                    Beginning in 2006 and ending on December 31, 2011, the State is responsible for the cost of
                    handling and recycling orphan waste computer monitors that are received at consolidation
                    facilities and the State must pay for the operational costs of the consolidation facility
                    attributable to the handling of orphan waste computer monitors, costs for transportation
                    from the consolidation facility to a licensed recycling and dismantling facility and the cost
                    of recycling.

                    The bill requires manufacturers of computer monitors and televisions to submit plans for the
                    collection and recycling of computer monitors and televisions. It also establishes reporting
                    requirements for manufacturers.

                    The bill sets a fee on the retail sale of televisions of $6 for each unit sold. Collection of the fee
                    starts January 1, 2005 and ends January 1, 2012. The fee is deposited into the Maine Solid Waste
                    Management Fund.
Maryland*   HB109   Prohibiting a manufacturer from selling, using, distributing, or offering to sell a computer product    Hearing
                    or a cathode ray tube after July 1, 2005, unless the manufacturer implements a specified                scheduled for
                    collection system plan; requiring a collection system to include specified elements; requiring a        2/11/2004
                    manufacturer to submit a specified report to the Department within a specified time period;
                    authorizing the Department to order manufacturers to take specified actions under specified
                    circumstances; etc.
Maryland*   HB111   Prohibiting any person from disposing of a cathode ray tube (CRT) from a computer monitor or            Hearing
                    television in any location not designated by the Department of the Environment for the                  scheduled
                    management and recycling of used CRTs on or after December 31, 2005; prohibiting any sanitary           2/11/2004
                    landfill, solid waste transfer station, or incinerator from accepting a CRT on or after that date;
                    requiring the Office of Recycling to develop a method for the management and recycling of used
                    CRTs; authorizing the Department to adopt regulations; etc.
Maryland*   HB328   Requiring the Department of the Environment, on or before a certain date, to establish an               Introduced
                    electronic waste recycling system that includes electronic waste collection and recycling               1/28/04
                    facilities; providing qualifications for electronic waste collectors and recyclers; requiring the
                    Department to give preference to certain existing collectors and recyclers; requiring the
                    Department to adopt certain regulations; establishing an electronic waste recycling fee to be
                    imposed on the first sale of an electronic video device and computer product in the State by a
                    retailer to a consumer; establishing the maximum electronic waste recycling fees for certain
                    products; requiring the Department to establish the electronic waste recycling fee; requiring
                            certain retailers to submit, under oath, a return and to remit any collected fees to the Department
                            according to procedures established by the Department; authorizing a certain credit to a retailer
                            who complies with the requirements of this Act; prohibiting, on or after certain dates, the sale of
                            computer products and electronic video devices to a consumer in the State unless the the
                            manufacturer of the product is in compliance with certain provisions of this Act; requiring, on or
                            after a certain date and at least once annually thereafter, certain manufacturers to submit a certain
                            report to the Department and to make certain information available to the public; requiring a
                            manufacturer of certain products, on or before a certain date, to inform the retailer if the
                            manufacturer's products are subject to the electronic waste recycling fee; establishing the
                            Electronic Waste Recycling Fund; authorizing the Department to use the Fund for certain
                            purposes; requiring the Department to submit a certain annual report to the General Assembly;
                            imposing certain penalties for certain violations; defining certain terms; and generally relating to
                            the management of electronic waste.
Massachusetts*   HB1165 Directs the department of environmental protection to establish standards for recycling by all              Accompanied a
                            owners and operators of industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental facilities, and all      study order
                            multi-unit residential complexes; requires said standards to address recycling of aluminum              2/24/2004
                            containers, metal containers, glass containers, single polymer plastics, recyclable paper and
                            cathode ray tubes; requires standards promulgated for industrial, commercial, institutional and
                            government facilities to further address the recycling of lead batteries, mercury added waste
                            products, tires, white goods, leaves and yard waste; directs said program to establish a program to
                            reduce the generation of waste from construction and demolition of buildings; requires all newly
                            constructed industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental facilities, and all multi-unit
                            residential complexes to possess space for recycling facilities; appropriates five million dollars
                            for financial incentives for municipalities to create recycling programs.
Massachusetts    HB4535 Prohibits the sale of computer products or other products that include cathode ray tubes until              Reported
                            manufacturers of said products implement plans for the convenient and accessible collection of          favorably by
                 (HB4535 said products; prohibits said plans from imposing costs on municipalities, counties, or the                committee and
                 is a new commonwealth; requires approval of said plans by the department of environmental protection;              referred to the
                 substitute articulates facets of said plans, including, but not limited to certification that manufacturers will   House Ways and
                 bill for implement a statewide collection system for said products by July 1, 2006, and consumer                   Means
                 HB1533) education relative to the use of said plans; authorizes manufactures to utilize or expand upon
                            existing collection and recycling infrastructure; mandates justification for establishment of new       2/25/2004
                            recycling infrastructures; articulates reporting requirements; authorizes said department to assess
                            fees to cover costs incurred for the preparation of said regulations, for the review of said plans
                            and other costs.
Massachusetts    SB1269     In order to reduce the toxicity of the waste stream, each city and town in the Commonwealth is          Hearing
                            authorized and directed to establish a permanent local hazardous household products collection          9/18/2003
                            center for its residents. Among other prescribed items, the collection centers must also collect
                              cathode ray tubes.
Michigan*           HB4296    By January 1, 2004, the state must convene a task force made up of representatives of electronic       HB 4296
                              equipment, environmental organizations, businesses that handle electronic equipment, members           Referred to
                    HB4297    of general public, and other interested persons. By June 1, 2005, the task force shall provide to      Natural Res. &
                              the legislature a report on the adequacy of regulatory programs related to the disposal of             Enviro. Affairs
                              electronic waste and in particular electronic waste containing cathode ray tubes. Prohibits cathode    11/13/2003
                              ray tubes from being disposed of in a landfill beginning 2006. (HB4297 prohibits the disposal of a     HB4296 referred
                              cathode ray tube in a municipal solid waste incinerator),                                              to 2nd reading
                                                                                                                                     11/6/2003
Michigan*           SB583     Prohibits the disposal of cathode ray tubes in a landfill. Forms a task force made up of Introduced
                              representatives of manufacturers of electronic equipment, environmental organizations, retail 6/11/2003
                              businesses that handle electronic equipment, members of the general public, and other interested
                              persons. Not later than June 1, 2005, this task force shall provide to the legislature a report on the
                              adequacy of regulatory programs related to the disposal of electronic waste and in particular
                              electronic waste containing cathode ray tubes.
Minnesota*          HF882     Prohibits the disposal of cathode ray tube products. Requires manufacturers to set up programs to Dead
                              transport, collect and reuse or recycle electronic products. Manufacturers cannot recover costs
(Companion bills)   SF838     through and “end-of-life” fee on consumers. Reporting requirements set. And provisions expire if
                              national program is established.

Minnesota           SF905     Part of Environment Omnibus bill: Effective July 1, 2005, a person may not place in mixed             Adopted
                              municipal solid waste an electronic product containing a cathode-ray tube.                            5/28/2003
Mississippi*        SB2398    The bill creates a program for recycling and disposal of computer and electronic solid waste,         Dead
                              which each state agency must implement. The program would provide for the sale or donation of
                              used state owned computer and electronic equipment with a portion of sales going to the new
                              computer-recycling fund. The fund would be used for market research and development grants,
                              establishing businesses to deal with used computers and fund measures to promote recycling.
                              Allows the state to develop rules to ban e-waste from landfills beginning 1/1/2005.
Nebraska*           LB301     The bill establishes a statewide electronic equipment recycling system to encourage the               1/7/2004 Title
                              development of electronic equipment recycling businesses, increase public awareness about             Printed
                              electronic equipment recycling, decrease the amount of electronic equipment that is disposed of in
                              landfills. A fee of $10 will be assessed on the sale of all new televisions and computer monitors
                              beginning October 1, 2003. A ban would go into effect January 1, 2005, barring the disposal of
                              electronic equipment in landfills.
New Hampshire       HB73      This bill establishes a committee to study imposing a fee on new computer purchases to offset the     Dead
                              costs of recycling discarded computers and computer components.
New York            SB890 &   Establishes an electronic equipment-recycling program within the department of environmental          Referred to Sen.
                              conservation to develop and implement the most efficient means of collecting, storing,                Enviro.
                 A3633*   transporting, processing and recycling electronic equipment that contain hazardous materials. The       Conservation
                          bill provides assistance for development of electronic equipment recycling programs and                 1/7/2004
                          prohibits the discarding of cathode ray tubes in landfills. The bill imposes civil penalties for
                          violations of such provisions, and all penalties collected must be deposited in the environmental       A3633-Referred
                          protection fund for the program.                                                                        to Sen. Enviro.
                                                                                                                                  Conservation
                                                                                                                                  2/2/2004
New York         A5302*   This bill establishes a ten-dollar fee on the sale of cathode ray tubes that would be used to fund an   Referred to
                          electronic equipment-recycling program. The bill also establishes a prohibition on the disposal of      Assembly
                          cathode ray tubes in mixed solid waste or any solid waste management facility.                          Enviro.
                                                                                                                                  Conservation
                                                                                                                                  1/7/2004
New York         A6096*   Makes various provisions regarding the management and disposal of certain                electronic     Referred to
                          equipment, including prohibiting the disposal of electronic equipment with hazardous                    Assembly
                          components in municipal solid waste and requiring manufacturers of such equipment to provide            Enviro.
                          centers for its collection and disassembly; provides for creation of a list of hazardous electronic     Conservation
                          materials and for a public information program.                                                         1/7/2004
North Carolina   SB970*   Establishes a recycling program for certain electronic devices and imposes a tax on those devices       SB970 – Senate
                 &        in order to fund the program. Provides local governments with funds to enable them to recycle           Finance
                          electronic devices.                                                                                     4/3/2003
                 HB878*
                                                                                                                                  HB878 – House
                                                                                                                                  Environment
                                                                                                                                  5/13/2003
Oregon           HB2971   Prohibits disposal of cathode ray tubes at solid waste disposal sites. Directs Environmental            In Committee
                          Quality Commission to develop program that encourages recycling of cathode ray tubes. Requires          Upon
                          registration of object that contains cathode ray tube and payment of fee at time of purchase.           Adjournment
                          Authorizes civil penalty for violation of certain provisions. Creates Cathode Ray Tube Recycling        8/27/03
                          Account funded by collected fees. Allows person to apply for refund of part of fee when person
                          recycles cathode ray tube.
Oregon*          HB3563   Directs Environmental Quality Commission to develop environmentally sustainable program for             In Committee
                          disposal of electronic products. Creates Electronic Products Account to be used for creating            Upon
                          infrastructure for reclamation and disposal of electronic products. Imposes $3 fee at point of sale     Adjournment
                          of electronic products. Requires person who sells electronic products to forward fees collected         8/27/03
                          and file returns with Department of Revenue. Requires person who sells electronic products to
                          maintain records and to obtain certificate from Department of Revenue. Provides penalties for
                          fees past due.
Oregon*           SB867      Sets up an Advisory Committee on Electronic Product                                                     Adopted
                             Stewardship to evaluate market-based solutions to the growing problem of disposing of old               8/22/03
                             computers, televisions and other electronic equipment. It also calls for a pilot program to recycle
                             and reuse such products. The committee will be housed within the state Economic and
                             Community Development Department.
Pennsylvania      HB1539     Sets guidelines for recycling cathode ray tubes and prohibit their disposal. Requires sellers to        Introduced
                             collect used items containing cathode ray tubes.                                                        6/5/2003
Rhode Island      SB234      This act would require the department of health to regulate the collection and disposal of cathode      Committee
                             ray tubes. Products containing a cathode ray tube shall not be sold until the manufacturer, either      Recommends
                             on its own or in concert with other persons, has implemented a plan approved by the department          Hearing
                             of health for a convenient and accessible collection system when the consumer is finished with          3/26/2003
                             them.
Rhode Island*     HB5783     This act would create the electronic waste producer responsibility act designed to regulate the         Continued
                             disposal of electronic waste. The intent of this chapter is to shift the financial responsibility for   6/17/2003
                             the collection and recycling of discarded electronic waste from the taxpayers of Rhode Island to
                             the producers of electronic products.
Rhode Island*     HR5829     House resolution creating a special House commission to develop a recommended plan for the     Adopted
                             collection and recycling of e- waste.                                                          5/13/2003
Rhode Island*     HB7527     This act would require that producers of electronic waste be financially and environmentally   Recommit to
                             responsible for this waste and its disposal.                                                   House Finance
                                                                                                                            2/12/2004
South Carolina*   SJR148  Establishes the Electronic Equipment Recycling Program to encourage the efficient means of Referred to
                          collecting, storing, transporting, processing, and recycling of electronic equipment. A $5 fee on Committee
                          electronic equipment containing a cathode ray funds this program. The retailer collects the fee. 1/14/2003
                          The monies collected are used for loans, grants, and education programs. Sunsets date.
Tennessee*        HB2679* Enacts "Tennessee Electronic Waste Recycling Act"; requires state contracts for purchase of HB2679 nd       -
                          computer equipment to provide for recycling of replaced, obsolete equipment.                      Passed 2
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                                                                                                                                SB2500 – Action
                                                                                                                                deferred until
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Texas             HB2967     Relating to the establishment of a program for the disposition of electronic equipment in a manner Left pending in
                             that protects the water and other natural resources of the state; providing a criminal penalty.    Committee
                                                                                                                                5/6/2003
Texas             SB1239     Relating to the establishment of a program for the disposition of electronic equipment in a manner Left pending in
                    that protects the water and other natural resources of the state; providing a criminal penalty.      Committee
                                                                                                                         5/6/2003
Utah*      HB67     Encourages the Solid and Hazardous Waste Control Board, with regard to electronic waste, to Failed to Pass
                    establish an educational initiative that meets certain requirements and to monitor federal and state House 37-38
                    activities. Provides for reporting to the legislature and grants rulemaking authority.               vote
                                                                                                                         1/28/2003

Vermont*   HB343    This bill proposes to require producers of certain electronics products that are sold at retail in         Introduced
                    Vermont to develop and implement financial responsibility plans for collecting and reusing                 3/11/2003
                    products they sell in the state. The bill proposes that producers failing to meet the requirements
                    of the law will be prohibited from selling their electronics products at retail in the state, until they
                    come into compliance. It proposes to ban the incineration and land filling of the products in
                    question. It proposes to require producers to institute less harmful alternatives for specified
                    components by January 1, 2006. It proposes to require labeling, consumer notification, and
                    public education about how to manage the products, and to require the establishment of a
                    specified number of collection points per every 10,000 persons in the state. It also proposes to
                    establish requirements with respect to state procurement, monitoring, and reporting, and it creates
                    a private right of action to enforce the law.
Virginia   HB2375   Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to adopt regulations to provide for an                    Incorporated into
                    electronic equipment-recycling program. The bill requires the program to work with local                   VA-HB2376
                    governments and businesses in determining how to recycle electronic equipment and to promote               1/29/2003
                    recycling and donating electronic equipment. The bill also requires the Department, by July 1,
                    2004, to develop a list of electronic equipment and organizations that accept it for donation or
                    recycling. Beginning July 1, 2004, the bill bans the disposal of cathode ray tubes in mixed solid
                    waste, prohibits solid waste management facilities from accepting cathode ray tubes, and only
                    allows disposal of cathode ray tubes in accordance with the Department's regulations. For
                    purposes of this bill, "cathode ray tube" means an intact glass tube used to provide the visual
                    display in televisions, computer monitors, oscilloscopes and similar scientific equipment, and
                    "electronic equipment" means devices that contain complex circuitry, circuit boards or signal
                    processing, and that contain hazardous materials that may pose a risk to public health or the
                    environment if discarded as part of mixed solid waste or disposed of in a solid waste management
                    facility. Electronic equipment includes, but is not limited to, cathode ray tubes, computers,
                    televisions and cell phones.
Virginia      HB2376   Requires the Virginia Waste Management Board to adopt regulations to encourage cathode ray              Adopted
                       tube and electronics recycling. The bill also authorizes localities to prohibit the disposal of         3/27/2003
                       cathode ray tubes in any privately operated landfill within its jurisdiction, so long as the locality
                       has implemented a recycling program that is capable of handling all cathode ray tubes generated
                       within the jurisdiction. No such ordinance shall contain any provision that penalizes anyone other
                       than the initial generator of such cathode ray tubes. (This bill incorporates HB 2375).
Washington*   HB1942   Declares that, except as provided in this act, every manufacturer must develop, submit to the           Reintroduced
                       department, implement, and finance the implementation of a plan for the collection and the              and retained in
                       recycling or reuse of sixty-five percent, by weight, of all electronic waste from its own products      present status
                       each year. The plan must provide and promote convenient, strategically located fixed collection         1/12/2004
                       sites to serve urban and rural populations throughout the state.

                       Provides that all plans required by this chapter must be submitted to the department and the
                       advisory committee by September 30, 2004, and reviewed by the department by December 31,
                       2004, with implementation by manufacturers beginning by June 30, 2005.

                       Requires all manufacturers to submit an initial report to the advisory committee by December 31,
                       2005, and each December 31st thereafter. The reports must contain, at a minimum: (1) The
                       quantities of electronic products sold by that manufacturer in the state during the previous year;
                       (2) The weight of the electronic waste recovered in the previous year; (3) The weight of recovered
                       electronic waste that is reused; (4) The weight of recovered electronic waste that is recycled; (5)
                       Progress reports towards making more environmentally friendly products; (6) The results of any
                       performance measures included in the plan; (7) Identification of the end markets for collected
                       electronic waste; (8) Educational and promotional efforts that will be undertaken; and (9) Any
                       other information deemed necessary by the department.
Washington*   HB2487   Prohibits the disposal of televisions, computer monitors, and computer central processing units in Introduced
                       landfills, incinerators, or energy recovery facilities effective January 1, 2006.                   1/15/2004

Washington*   HB2488   As amended, the bill directs the Department of Ecology, in consultation with the Solid Waste            Place on 2nd
                       Advisory Committee and stakeholders, to research information and develop recommendations                reading in Senate
                       for implementing an electronic product collection, recycling and reuse program and report               3/01/2004
                       findings and recommendations to the Legislature by December 15, 2004.
Wisconsin*    HB877    (From Fiscal Note) This bill requires a producer of electronic equipment to implement a program         Introduced
                       under which they will finance the collection and recycling of certain electronic products. The          2/23/2004
                       plan must be submitted and approved by DNR and must outline how they will achieve the
                       graduated performance goals as well as satisfy other requirements in the bill.
Federal       HR1165   To establish a grant and fee program through the Environmental Protection Agency to encourage Referred to the
Legislation            and promote the recycling of used computers and to promote the development of a national Subcommittee
                       infrastructure for the recycling of used computers, and for other purposes.                   on Environment
                                                                                                                     and Hazardous
                                                                                                                     Materials
                                                                                                                     3/17/2003
                         Enacted Electronic Waste Legislation
                                                                Prior to 2003

Arkansas         SB807          This bill requires state agencies to develop plans to sell, reuse, recycle or dispose of their Enacted 4/9/01
                                old computers. It also creates a recycling fund that awards grants to recycling programs.

Colorado*        HB01-0116      The bill creates a .5 FTE to focus on educating people about why they should recycle Signed by governor
                                CRTs and where to recycle. It also helps promote and expand the recycling industry in 6/6/2001
                                Colorado.

Georgia          HB2            Creates the Computer Equipment Disposal and Recycling Council                                Signed by governor
                                                                                                                             5/14/02



New Jersey*      A607           This bill would encourage the recycling, reuse or proper disposal of used computers Approved, PL
                                monitors and television sets.                                                       2002, C.106;
                                                                                                                    12/2/02


*Sponsored or co-sponsored by an NCEL participant.
If you have any additions, corrections or questions, please contact NCEL.
Useful links:
    California Integrated Waste Management Board – regulations and electronic waste information
      Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection - regulations and electronic recycling information
    Computer Take Back Campaign - Campaign to protect the health and well being of electronics users, workers, and the communities
     where electronics are produced and discarded by requiring consumer electronics manufacturers and brand owners to take full
     responsibility for the life cycle of their products, through effective public policy requirements or enforceable agreements.
    National Public Radio: “Electronics’ Final Costs” – articles and links to e-waste info
    Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center – information on industry activity and product stewardship
 Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition - A grassroots coalition engaged in research, advocacy, and organizing around the environmental and
  human health problems caused by the rapid growth of the high-tech electronics industry.
   US Environmental Protection Agency: “Electronics: A New Opportunity for Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling”

								
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