Friday, October 23, 2009

Governor Doyle Signs Electronic Recycling Bill Into Law

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today signed into law Senate Bill 107 at the State Capitol in Madison .

“This bill represents significant progress on the collection, recycling and disposal of electronic devices,” Governor Doyle said. “I want to thank legislators for moving forward this important legislation, which was a key recommendation by the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming.”

Senate Bill 107 requires manufacturers to register certain electronic devices with the Department of Natural Resources and arrange for responsible recycling and disposal of consumer electronics including video displays, computers and printers.

Governor Doyle thanked Senators Miller and Jauch, and Representatives Bernard Schaber and Black for their work on the bill.

In September, Governor Doyle signed into law Senate Bill 185, which creates statewide standards for wind projects that ensure that the environment is protected while also sending a clear message that Wisconsin is open for business when it comes to clean and renewable energy. The legislation accomplishes an integral recommendation of the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming.

Additionally, comprehensive climate change legislation based on the task force’s recommendations is expected to be ready for introduction in November, 2009.


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