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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 387

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 2444

 

*02444_______ENV*

Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CELL PHONE RECYCLING PROGRAM.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Not later than October 1, 2017, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall develop and implement a cellular phone recycling program. Such program may include, but shall not be limited to, the use of schools, post offices, malls, police departments, retail stores and sports arenas as collection centers for such cellular phones. Such program shall include the provision of information for persons wishing to recycle any cellular phone concerning any and all security issues that may be indicated by the recycling of a cellular phone through such program. Such program may provide for the concomitant collection of any accessory related to the use of a cellular phone, including, but not limited to, any charging device, case, holder, accessory clip, including, but not limited to, belt clips, ear buds, virtual reality headset, headband, armband and selfie stick.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To establish a cell phone recycling program.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]