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The original bill would have

  • Mandated recycling (scrapping for raw materials) of every electronic device of 4 ounces or more.
  • Implemented a consumer based recycling fee on all electronics sold of 4 ounces or more.
  • Requred EVERY retailer selling electronics items (hair dryers, toaster, computers, refrigerators) to collect fees and impliment a tracking system.
  • Imposed massive fines for non compliance.

http://capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnu...

 

No where does the original bill mention re-use of a product.  and DONATIONS of items are also subject to a fee.

 

It has been updated to instead create a task force to study the subject.

 

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I have attached our original testimony regarding the original bills.

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