Amend the State's Electronic Waste Laws

Last updated: Apr 19, 2018

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Ralph Tucker, House 50
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1847

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE: The House and Senate easily overrode Governor LePage's veto of the bill.

Summary:

This bill, which is reported out by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38, section 1772, subsection 5, amends the State's electronic waste laws as follows.

1. It changes the basis on which consumer electronic device manufacturers are billed for recycling costs.

2. It changes the due date for consumer electronic device manufacturer annual registration from July 1st to April 1st.

3. It makes additional changes to align the State's electronic waste program more closely with similar programs in other states.

The committee has not taken a position on the substance of this bill and by reporting this bill out, the committee is not suggesting and does not intend to suggest that it agrees or disagrees with any aspect of this bill. The committee is reporting the bill out for the sole purpose of obtaining a printed bill that can be referred to the committee for a public hearing and subsequent committee action in the normal course.