South Carolina HB4093

Abstract:AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 60 TO TITLE 48 SO AS TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA MANUFACTURER RESPONSIBILITY AND CONSUMER CONVENIENCE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT COLLECTION AND RECOVERY ACT"; TO PROVIDE FINDINGS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY; TO PROVIDE DEFINITIONS; TO REQUIRE A CERTAIN LABEL ON A COMPUTER OR TELEVISION DEVICE SOLD BY A MANUFACTURER; TO PROVIDE A COMPUTER MANUFACTURER MAY NOT SELL OR OFFER TO SELL A COVERED COMPUTER DEVICE UNLESS THE MANUFACTURER OFFERS A CERTAIN RECOVERY PROGRAM, AND TO DESCRIBE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE A TELEVISION MANUFACTURER MAY NOT SELL OR OFFER TO SELL A COVERED TELEVISION DEVICE UNLESS THE MANUFACTURER OFFERS A CERTAIN RECOVERY PROGRAM, AND TO DESCRIBE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE A COMPUTER OR TELEVISION MANUFACTURER MAY NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM INFORMATION STORED ON A COVERED DEVICE COLLECTED FROM A CONSUMER UNDER THE MANUFACTURER'S RECOVERY PROGRAM; TO PROVIDE A RETAILER MAY ONLY SELL A COVERED DEVICE THAT MEETS CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS; TO PROVIDE AFTER JULY 1, 2011, A CONSUMER MAY NOT DISPOSE OF A COVERED DEVICE IN A CERTAIN MANNER; TO PROVIDE AN OWNER OR OPERATOR OF A SOLID WASTE LANDFILL MAY NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT COVERED DEVICES, AMONG OTHER THINGS; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THE DISPOSAL OF COVERED DEVICES; TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY CONDUCT AUDITS AND INSPECTIONS OF A COMPUTER OR TELEVISION MANUFACTURER, RETAILER, OR RECOVERER TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE WITH THIS CHAPTER; TO EXEMPT FINANCIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER FROM THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT; TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDE IN ITS ANNUAL SOLID WASTE REPORT INFORMATION PROVIDED BY MANUFACTURERS ON RECOVERY PROGRAMS; TO PROVIDE COVERED DEVICES MUST BE RECOVERED IN A MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REQUIREMENTS, AND CERTAIN RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING PRACTICES; AND TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROMULGATE CERTAIN REGULATIONS.

URL: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess118_2009-2010/bills/4093.htm

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