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HF 12

as introduced - 89th Legislature, 2015 1st Special Session (2015 - 2015) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:01am

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; modifying electronic waste management; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1318, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1318, subdivision 1, is amended to

Subdivision 1.

Manufacturer's responsibilities.

(a) In addition to fulfilling the
requirements of sections 115A.1310 to 115A.1330, a manufacturer must comply with
paragraphs (b) to (e) (f).

(b) A manufacturer must annually recycle or arrange for the collection and recycling
of an amount of covered electronic devices equal to the total weight of its video display
devices sold to households during the preceding program year, multiplied by the
proportion of sales of video display devices required to be recycled, as established by the
agency under section 115A.1320, subdivision 1, paragraph (c).

(c) The obligations of a manufacturer apply only to video display devices received
from households and do not apply to video display devices received from sources other
than households.

(d) A manufacturer must conduct and document due diligence assessments of
collectors and recyclers it contracts with, including an assessment of items specified
under subdivision 2. A manufacturer is responsible for maintaining, for a period of three
years, documentation that all video display devices recycled, partially recycled, or sent to
downstream recycling operations comply with the requirements of subdivision 2.

(e) A manufacturer must provide the agency with contact information for a person
who can be contacted regarding the manufacturer's activities under sections 115A.1310
to 115A.1320.

(f) A manufacturer must provide sufficient disassembly documentation, schematics,
diagnostic tools, firmware corrections, and access to service parts to enable the recycler to
restore useful products that are out of warranty to full function for the products' purposes or
reuse. The information shall be in the same format and terms as provided to manufacturers
authorized repair or refurbishment facilities. The manufacturer shall provide access to
service parts for a minimum of five years following the end of production of the electronic
device. Fully or partially reused products under this paragraph are exempt from the
requirements of subdivision 2. For the purposes of this paragraph:

(1) "covered electronic device" means a cell phone, computer, laptop, tablet,
e-reader, server, computer peripheral, external storage device, computer accessory such as
a pointing device, data entry device, or keyboard, external power supply, portable battery,
printer, or other media-handling device, including a multifunction device, networking or
switching device, display device, or media capture or playback device, sold or used by a
consumer in the state; but does not mean an electronic device, other than a cell phone,
with a video display smaller than nine inches; and

(2) "reuse" means the restoration of covered electronic products restored to full
function as originally intended by the manufacturer, inclusive of any necessary repairs,
replacement parts, or improvements needed to be desirable in the secondary market such
that products are not recycled and are diverted from the waste stream.

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