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S.2090: Responsible Electronics Recycling Act

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Sponsor Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 6, 2014
Latest Major Action March 6, 2014
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Bill Summary

Responsible Electronics Recycling Act - Amends the Solid Waste Disposal Act to: (1) prohibit the export of restricted electronic waste to countries that are not members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) or the European Union (EU), or Liechtenstein; (2) require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and promulgate procedures for identifying certain electronic equipment as well as additional restricted toxic materials contained in such equipment which poses a potential hazard to human health or the environment; and (3) establish criminal penalties for knowingly exporting restricted electronic waste in violation of this Act. Allows certain exceptions to such export ban.

Defines "restricted electronic waste" to include electronic equipment (excluding parts of a motor vehicle), such as computers, televisions, printers, copiers, video game systems, telephones, and similar used electronic products, th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 6, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.