BILL REQ. #: H-0919.1
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2009 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/22/09. Referred to Committee on Environmental Health.
AN ACT Relating to repair and reuse of electronic products by registered collectors; and adding a new section to chapter 70.95N RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 70.95N RCW
to read as follows:
Only entities registered as collectors with the department may act as collectors. All covered electronic products received by a registered collector must be submitted to a plan, except fully functional covered electronic products. Products that are received by the registered collector in working order may be sold or donated as whole products by the collector for reuse. Computer and computer-related products that require minor repairs may be refurbished within the state to a fully functional covered electronic product by the registered collector for reuse according to its original purpose. Registered collectors may use parts gleaned from collected electronic products for making minor repairs within the state as long as the remaining parts, components, and units are submitted to a plan. Collectors may not include covered electronic products that are gleaned for reuse in the weight totals for compensation by the plan. Collectors must report to the department the number of covered electronic products sold or donated by the collector, and if more than ten units are sold or donated to a single person, then the collector must provide the department with the name and address of that person and the quantity sold to that person.