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Date of enactment: October 23, 2009
2009 Senate Bill 107 Date of publication*: October 26, 2009
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2007-08 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2009 WISCONSIN ACT 50
An Act to amend 287.91 (2), 287.95 (1) and 287.97; and to create 20.370 (2) (hr), 25.49 (1m), 287.07 (5), 287.09 (2) (ar), 287.13 (5) (i) and 287.17 of the statutes; relating to: the sale, disposal, collection, and recycling of electronic devices, granting rule-making authority, making an appropriation, and providing penalties.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
50,1 Section 1. 20.370 (2) (hr) of the statutes is created to read:
20.370 (2) (hr) Electronic waste recycling. From the recycling and renewable energy fund, all moneys received under s. 287.17 (4) and (10) (j) for administration of the electronic waste recycling program under s. 287.17.
50,2 Section 2. 25.49 (1m) of the statutes is created to read:
25.49 (1m) The moneys received under s. 287.17 (4) and (10) (j).
50,3 Section 3. 287.07 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
287.07 (5) Electronic devices. (a) Beginning on September 1, 2010, no person may dispose of in a solid waste disposal facility, burn in a solid waste treatment facility, or place in a container the contents of which will be disposed of in a solid waste disposal facility or burned in a solid waste treatment facility, any of the following devices, unless the device is of a kind exempted by a rule promulgated under s. 287.17 (10) (i):
1. A peripheral, as defined in s. 287.17 (1) (j).
3. A facsimile machine.
4. A digital video disc player.
5. A digital video player that does not use a disc and that is not a camera, as defined in s. 287.17 (1) (a).
6. A video cassette recorder.
7. A video recorder that does not use a cassette and that is not a camera, as defined in s. 287.17 (1) (a).
8. A covered electronic device, as defined in s. 287.17 (1) (f).
9. A telephone with a video display.
10. Another kind of electronic device identified by the department under s. 287.17 (10) (i).
(b) The operator of a solid waste disposal facility or a solid waste treatment facility shall make a reasonable effort to manually separate, and arrange to have recycled, a consumer video display device, as defined in s. 287.17 (1) (em), that is readily observable in solid waste that is delivered to the facility for disposal or burning unless the operator determines that one of the following applies:
1. Separating the device is not practical or would require the operator to implement measures to protect human health or safety in addition to any measures taken in the ordinary course of business.
2. The device has been damaged in such a way that recycling is not feasible or practical.
50,4 Section 4. 287.09 (2) (ar) of the statutes is created to read:
287.09 (2) (ar) Beginning on February 1, 2010, provide information to persons in its region about the prohibitions under s. 287.07 (5) (a), why it is important to recycle electronic devices, and opportunities available to those persons for recycling electronic devices.
50,5 Section 5. 287.13 (5) (i) of the statutes is created to read:
287.13 (5) (i) Solid waste that consists of eligible electronic devices, as defined in s. 287.17 (1) (gs), used by households or schools.
50,6 Section 6. 287.17 of the statutes is created to read:
287.17 Electronic waste recycling. (1) Definitions. In this section:
(a) "Camera" means a device that records images and that is designed to be hand-held.
(am) "Cathode-ray tube" means a vacuum tube used to convert an electronic signal into a visual image.
(b) "Collection" means the act of receiving eligible electronic devices from households or schools and delivering, or arranging for the delivery of, the eligible electronic devices to a recycler.
(c) "Collector" means a person who receives eligible electronic devices from households or schools and delivers, or arranges for the delivery of, the eligible electronic devices to a recycler.
(d) "Computer monitor" means an electronic device that is a cathode-ray tube or flat panel display primarily intended to display information from a consumer computer or the Internet.
(e) "Consumer computer" means a high-speed data processing device for performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions that is marketed by the manufacturer for use by households or schools, except that "consumer computer" does not include an automated typewriter or typesetter, a portable hand-held calculator or device, or other similar device.
(eg) 1. "Consumer printer" means, except as provided in subd. 2., one of the following that is marketed by the manufacturer for use by households or schools:
a. A desktop printer.
b. A device that prints and has other functions, such as copying, scanning, or sending facsimiles, and that is designed to be placed on a work surface.
2. "Consumer printer" does not include a calculator with printing capabilities or a label maker.
(em) "Consumer video display device" means a television or computer monitor with a tube or screen that is at least 7 inches in its longest diagonal measurement and that is marketed by the manufacturer for use by households or schools, except that "consumer video display device" does not include any of the following:
1. A television or computer monitor that is part of a motor vehicle and that is incorporated into the motor vehicle by, or for, a motor vehicle manufacturer or a franchised motor vehicle dealer.
2. A television or computer monitor that is contained within a clothes washer, clothes dryer, refrigerator, freezer, microwave oven, conventional oven or stove, dishwasher, room air conditioner, dehumidifier, or air purifier.
(f) "Covered electronic device" means a consumer video display device, a consumer computer, or a consumer printer.
(g) "Dwelling unit" means a single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.
(gm) "Electronic device" means a device that requires electric current or electromagnetic fields to function and that contains a circuit board.
(gs) "Eligible electronic device" means a device that is one of the following and that is used by a household primarily for personal use or by a school, unless the device is of a kind exempted by a rule promulgated under s. 287.17 (10) (i):
1. A consumer computer.
2. A peripheral.
3. A facsimile machine.
4. A digital video disc player.
4m. A digital video player that does not use a disc and that is not a camera.
5. A video cassette recorder.
5m. A video recorder that does not use a cassette and that is not a camera.
6. A consumer video display device.
6m. A consumer printer.
7. Another kind of electronic device identified by the department under sub. (10) (i).
(h) "Household" means one or more individuals who occupy one dwelling unit in a detached or multiunit building.
(i) "Manufacturer" means a person who does any of the following:
1. Manufactures covered electronic devices to be sold under the person's own brand.
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