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.
- Sen. Linda Higgins (58) - Senate Chair
- Sen. Thomas Bakk (6)
- Sen. Dennis Frederickson (21)
- Sen. Gary Kubly (20)
- Sen. Mike McGinn (38)
- Rep. Dennis Ozment (37B) - House Chair
- Rep. Ray Cox (25B)
- Rep. Tom Hackbarth (48A)
- Rep. Paul Thissen (63A)
- Rep. Jean Wagenius (62B)
Cathode-ray tube (CRT) prohibition
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
Sec. 132. Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 115A.9565, is amended to read: 115A.9565 [CATHODE-RAY TUBE PROHIBITION.] Effective July 1,
20052006, a person may not place in mixed municipal solid waste an electronic product containing a cathode-ray tube.
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.
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