|Passed by the House April 20, 2009|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 16, 2009
President of the Senate
I, Barbara Baker, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2287 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2009 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 03/03/09.
AN ACT Relating to requiring state agencies to use one hundred percent recycled content paper; amending RCW 43.19A.020, 43.19A.050, and 43.78.170; adding a new section to chapter 70.95 RCW; and adding a new section to chapter 43.19A RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 A new section is added to chapter 70.95 RCW
to read as follows:
By July 1, 2010, each state agency shall develop and implement:
(1) A paper conservation program. Each state agency shall endeavor to conserve paper by at least thirty percent of their current paper use.
(2) A paper recycling program to encourage recycling of all paper products with the goal of recycling one hundred percent of all copy and printing paper in all buildings with twenty-five employees or more.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "state agencies" include, but are not limited to, colleges, universities, offices of elected and appointed officers, the supreme court, court of appeals, and administrative departments of state government.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 43.19A RCW
to read as follows:
(1) By December 31, 2009, all state agencies shall purchase one hundred percent recycled content white cut sheet bond paper used in office printers and copiers. State agencies are encouraged to give priority to purchasing from companies that produce paper in facilities that generate energy from a renewable energy source.
(2) State agencies that utilize office printers and copiers that, after reasonable attempts, cannot be calibrated to utilize such paper referenced in subsection (1) of this section, must for those models of equipment:
(a) Purchase paper at the highest recycled content that can be utilized efficiently by the copier or printer;
(b) At the time of lease renewal or at the end of the life-cycle, either lease or purchase a model that will efficiently utilize one hundred percent recycled content white cut sheet bond paper;
(3) Printed projects that require the use of high volume production inserters or high-speed digital devices, such as those used by the state printer, department of information services, and the department of general administration, are not required to meet the one hundred percent recycled content white cut sheet bond paper standard, but must utilize the highest recycled content that can be utilized efficiently by such equipment and not impede the business of agencies.
(4) The state printer, department of general administration, and department of information services shall work together to identify for use by agencies one hundred percent recycled paper products that process efficiently through high-speed production equipment and do not impede the business of agencies.
Sec. 3 RCW 43.19A.020 and 2001 c 77 s 1 are each amended to read
(1) The federal product standards, adopted under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 6962(e) as it exists on July 1, 2001, are adopted as the minimum standards for the state of Washington. These standards shall be implemented for at least the products listed in this subsection, unless the director finds that a different standard would significantly increase recycled product availability or competition.
Paper and paper products;)) Organic recovered materials;
(c))) (b) Latex paint products;
(d))) (c) Products for lower value uses containing recycled
(e))) (d) Retread and remanufactured tires;
(f))) (e) Lubricating oils;
(g))) (f) Automotive batteries;
(h))) (g) Building products and materials;
(i))) (h) Panelboard; and
(j))) (i) Compost products.
(2) By July 1, 2001, the director shall adopt product standards for strawboard manufactured using as an ingredient straw that is produced as a by-product in the production of cereal grain or turf or grass seed and product standards for products made from strawboard.
(3) The standards required by this section shall be applied to recycled product purchasing by the department, other state agencies, and state postsecondary educational institutions. The standards may be adopted or applied by any other local government in product procurement. The standards shall provide for exceptions under appropriate circumstances to allow purchases of recycled products that do not meet the minimum content requirements of the standards.
Sec. 4 RCW 43.19A.050 and 1996 c 198 s 2 are each amended to read
The department shall prepare a strategy to increase purchases of recycled-content products by the department and all state agencies, including higher education institutions. The strategy shall include purchases from public works contracts. The strategy shall address the purchase of plastic products, retread and remanufactured tires, motor vehicle lubricants, latex paint, and lead acid batteries having recycled content. In addition, the strategy shall incorporate actions to achieve the following purchase level goals of ((
paper and)) compost products:
(1) Paper products as a percentage of the total dollar amount
purchased on an annual basis:)) Compost products as a percentage of the total dollar amount
on an annual basis:
(a) At least sixty percent by 1996;
(b) At least seventy percent by 1997;
(c) At least eighty percent by 1998.
(a))) (1) At least forty percent by 1996;
(b))) (2) At least sixty percent by 1997;
(c))) (3) At least eighty percent by 1998.
Sec. 5 RCW 43.78.170 and 1996 c 198 s 3 are each amended to read
The public printer shall ((
take all actions consistent with the
plan under RCW 43.19A.050 to ensure that seventy-five percent or more
of the total dollar amount of printing paper stock used by the printer
is recycled content paper by January 1, 1997, and ninety percent or
more of the total dollar amount of printing paper stock used by the
printer is recycled content paper by January 1, 1999)) use one hundred
percent recycled copy and printing paper for all jobs printed on white
copy and printing paper.