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Legislative Task Force on Solid Waste Management

The 2005 Legislature established a Waste Management Task Force to examine potential statewide systems to manage electronic waste among other issues. The task force, composed of legislators, was to to develop findings and recommendations and report to the House and Senate Environment Committees by Jan. 15, 2006.

Membership

Senate Chair: Sen. Linda Higgins (58)Sen. Thomas Bakk (6)
Sen. Dennis Frederickson (21)
Sen. Gary Kubly (20)Sen. Mike McGinn (38)

House Chair: Rep. Dennis Ozment (37B)
Rep. Ray Cox (25B)
Rep. Tom Hackbarth (48A)Rep. Paul Thissen (63A)Rep. Jean Wagenius (62B)

Meeting schedule

January 18 (1:00 p.m.): Room 107 Capitol
Jauary 19 (1:00 p.m.): Room 107 Capitol
January 20 (8:30 a.m.): Room 107 Capitol


Legislative background

Cathode-ray tube (CRT) prohibition

Minnesota Statutes 2005: 115A.9565

115A.9565 Cathode-ray tube prohibition.
Effective July 1, 2006, a person may not place in mixed
municipal solid waste an electronic product containing a
cathode-ray tube.
HIST: 2003 c 128 art 1 s 129; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 132

CRT disposal ban extension

Minnesota Session Laws 2005, 1st Special Session - Chapter 1: Sec. 132

Sec. 132.
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 115A.9565, is
amended to read:
115A.9565 [CATHODE-RAY TUBE PROHIBITION.]
Effective July 1, 2005 2006, a person may not place in
mixed municipal solid waste an electronic product containing a
cathode-ray tube.

Waste Management Task Force

Minnesota Session Laws 2005, 1st Special Session - Chapter 1: Sec. 155

Sec. 155.
[WASTE MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE.]

Subdivision 1.
[CREATION; MEMBERSHIP.] A waste management
task force is created.
The chairs of the house and senate
committees with primary jurisdiction over environmental policy
and environmental finance shall appoint members to the task
force.
Five members shall be appointed from each legislative
body, including at least two each from the minority caucus.
The
chairs of the house committees shall appoint the house co-chair
of the task force.
The chairs of the senate committees shall
appoint the senate co-chair of the task force.
The Legislative
Coordinating Commission shall provide administrative support to
the task force.
Subd. 2.
[CHARGE.] (a) The waste management task force is
charged to examine the management of organic waste in
Minnesota.
In developing its findings and recommendations, the
task force may consider the following issues:
(1) the need for a hierarchy for organic waste that
reflects the state's priorities for organic waste disposal;
(2) the economics of managing organic waste, and the role
of state-funded incentives;
(3) the current systems for transporting, processing, and
disposing of organic wastes; and
(4) how a state organic waste management system would fit
into the existing state and county solid waste management
systems.
(b) The waste management task force is charged to examine
alternative methods of establishing a statewide system for the
disposal of electronic waste.
In developing its findings and
recommendations, the task force may consider the following
issues:
(1) approaches that place the burden of funding collection
and recycling of electronic waste on, respectively,
manufacturers, wholesalers, and consumers;
(2) approaches similar to the system used to recycle other
appliances.
(c) The waste management task force is charged to examine
prospects for expanding current landfills and siting new
landfills.
Subd. 3.
[REPORT.] The task force shall report to the
house and senate committees with primary jurisdiction over
environmental policy and environmental finance any findings and
recommendations, including suggested legislation, by January 15,
2006.
Subd. 4.
[EXPIRATION.] The waste management task force
expires July 1, 2006.

Senate File 1298 (2005-2006 Regular Session): Video display devices collection and recycling

Link to House siteInformation on S. F. No. 1298 (Bill text, status, research summary, and more.)

Membership

Meeting schedule

Legislative background

CRT disposal ban

CRT disposal ban extension

Solid Waste Management Task Force

S. F. No. 1298 (2005 - 2006 Regular Session) Video display devices collection and recycling

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