HB 344 Computer Recovery and Recycling Act; adoption and implementation of recovery plan.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Computer Recovery and Recycling Act; penalties. Requires the manufacturer of more than 500 items of computer equipment to adopt and implement a recovery plan providing for the reasonably convenient collection, recycling, and reuse of computer equipment returned by a consumer in the Commonwealth. The manufacturer must also affix a permanent, readily visible label to the computer equipment with the manufacturer's brand before a manufacturer may offer computer equipment for sale in the Commonwealth. Examples of collection methods meeting the recovery plan requirements in this Act include (i) a system by which the consumer may return the computer equipment free of charge; (ii) a system using a physical collection site; or (iii) a system using collection events at which the consumer may return computer equipment. Each manufacturer must annually report on the weight of computer equipment collected, recycled, and reused during the preceding calendar year.

Full text:
01/04/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085651868  pdf | impact statement
02/08/08  House: Committee substitute printed 080183684-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/04/08  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB344ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/17/08  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0541)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/04/08  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 085651868
01/04/08  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/08  House: Assigned C & L sub: 2
02/07/08  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 2-N)
02/08/08  House: Committee substitute printed 080183684-H1
02/09/08  House: Read first time
02/11/08  House: Read second time
02/11/08  House: Committee substitute agreed to 080183684-H1
02/11/08  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB344H1
02/12/08  House: Read third time and passed House (93-Y 5-N)
02/12/08  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (93-Y 5-N)
02/12/08  House: Communicated to Senate
02/13/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/08  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/25/08  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (13-Y 2-N)
02/26/08  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/08  Senate: Read third time
02/27/08  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/27/08  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/08  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/08  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 3-N)
02/28/08  House: Placed on Calendar
02/29/08  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (93-Y 5-N)
02/29/08  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 5-N)
03/04/08  House: Enrolled
03/04/08  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB344ER)
03/05/08  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/08  Senate: Signed by President
03/11/08  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 541 (effective 7/1/09)
03/17/08  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0541)