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Senate Bill 1922

Senate Bill sb1922

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    Florida Senate - 2002                                  SB 1922

    By Senator Dyer





    14-173-02

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to pollution control; amending

  3         s. 403.71852, F.S.; directing the Department of

  4         Environmental Protection to conduct a

  5         comprehensive authoritative review of the

  6         end-of-life electronics waste stream; providing

  7         for a report and recommendations; providing an

  8         effective date.

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10         WHEREAS, television sets and computers are omnipresent

11  in modern society, and

12         WHEREAS, the numbers of unusable, worn-out, or rejected

13  television sets, computers, and other electronic equipment

14  will surely increase in our rapidly growing state, and

15         WHEREAS, the cathode ray tube found in every television

16  set and computer monitor is the most problematic material in

17  the end-of-life electronics waste stream because of its lead

18  content, and

19         WHEREAS, cathode ray tubes are estimated to be the

20  largest source of lead in the state's municipal solid waste

21  stream, just ahead of lead acid batteries, NOW, THEREFORE,

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23  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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25         Section 1.  Section 403.71852, Florida Statutes, is

26  amended to read:

27         403.71852  Collection of lead-containing products.--

28         (1)  The Department of Environmental Protection is

29  directed to work with the Department of Management Services to

30  implement a pilot program to collect lead-containing products,

31  including end-of-life computers and other electronic equipment

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  1  from state and local agencies. Local governments are

  2  encouraged to establish collection and recycling programs for

  3  publicly and privately owned lead-containing products,

  4  including end-of-life televisions, computers, and other

  5  electronic products, through existing recycling and household

  6  hazardous-waste-management programs.

  7         (2)  The Department of Environmental Protection shall

  8  conduct a comprehensive authoritative review of the pilot

  9  programs under this section and the recycling grant projects

10  under s. 403.71851. The review must include, but is not

11  limited to, the appropriateness of maintaining, extending, or

12  revising current programs and projects; the effectiveness of

13  current programs and projects; and alternative techniques and

14  strategies for managing end-of-life computers, television

15  sets, and other electronic equipment. The department shall

16  consult with persons knowledgeable about the regulatory

17  frameworks and recycling and reuse infrastructures for

18  electronic equipment throughout the world, including, but not

19  limited to local governments, other states, other countries,

20  electronic equipment manufacturers, and public and private

21  recycling and waste management organizations. The department

22  shall issue its report, recommendations, and proposed

23  legislative changes to the Governor, the President of the

24  Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by

25  January 1, 2003.

26         Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

27  law.

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  3    Directs the Department of Environmental Protection to
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