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SB 63 (BR 309) - D. Harper Angel

     AN ACT relating to electronic scrap recycling and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of subchapter 43 of KRS Chapter 224 to provide for an electronic scrap recycling program including a new section relating to definitions; a new section outlining manufacturer responsibility; a new section outlining retailer responsibility; a new section outlining Department for Environmental Protection responsibility; a new section providing for a landfill and incineration ban on covered electronic devices under the Act; a new section providing for penalties; and a new section establishing the Kentucky electronic scrap recycling fund.

SB 63 - AMENDMENTS


     SFA (1, D. Harper Angel) - Remove definition of "cathode ray tube"; remove "cathode ray tube" from definition of "covered electronic device"; remove "computer processing unit" and "laptop" from the definition of "covered electronic device" and replace with "computer"; remove "mobile phone" from definition of "covered electronic device"; remove "television" from definition of "covered electronic device"; provide a specific exemption for motorcycles from the definition of "covered electronic device"; provide a specific exemption for television-top boxes from the definition of "covered electronic device"; remove definition of "mobile phone"; remove definition of "television"; increase the maximum number of covered electronic devices assembled in one year from 100 to 500 before the assembler meets the definition of "manufacturer"; provide that persons who meet the definition of "manufacturer" with regard to less than 5,000 covered electronic devices pay a registration fee of $2,500; provide that persons who meet the definition of "manufacturer" with regard to 5,000 or more covered electronic devices pay a registration fee of $5,000; add language to clarify that manufacturers must provide for the takeback of their covered electronic devices without charging a fee at the time the devices are collected; add language to clarify that mail-back programs, if provided, may not charge a fee at the time the devices are taken back; and direct the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet to submit a report to the Legislative Research Commission by December 15, 2009 that contains recommendations for a comprehensive statewide program for the collection, transportation, and recycling of televisions.

     SFA (2, D. Harper Angel) - Remove "mobile phone" from the definition of "covered electronic device"; remove definition for "mobile phone"; remove "computer central processing unit" and "laptop" under the definition of "covered electronic device" and replace with "computer"; provide a specific exemption for motorcycles from the definition of "covered electronic device"; increase the maximum number of covered electronic devices assembled in one year from 100 to 500 before the assembler meets the definition of "manufacturer"; provide that persons who meet the definition of "manufacturer" with regard to less than 5,000 covered electronic devices pay a registration fee of $2,500; provide that persons who meet the definition of "manufacturer" with regard to 5,000 or more covered electronic devices pay a registration fee of $5,000; add language to clarify that manufacturers must provide for the takeback of their covered electronic devices without charging a fee at the time the devices are collected; add language to clarify that mail-back programs, if provided, may not charge a fee at the time the devices are taken back.

     Feb 5-introduced in Senate
     Feb 9-to Natural Resources and Energy (S)
     Feb 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 25-floor amendments (1) and (2) filed
     Feb 26-recommitted to Natural Resources and Energy (S)


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