2008 House Bill 6714 / Public Act 392

Impose recycling tax and mandates on computer makers

Introduced in the House

Nov. 19, 2008

Introduced by Rep. Rebekah Warren (D-53)

To impose a $10,000 one-time registration tax on manufacturers of computer or video display devices sold in Michigan, and a $5,000 annual fee, which would be reduced to $500 if the manufacturer establishes a consumer “take-back” program for used equipment. The bill would also impose new and increase existing reporting requirements on these manufacturers.

Referred to the Committee on Great Lakes and Environment

Dec. 3, 2008

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Dec. 4, 2008

Substitute offered

To replace the previous version of the bill with one that makes it part of a package in which the proposed registration tax would be set at $2,000 to $3,000 annually.

The substitute passed by voice vote

Passed in the House 104 to 0 (details)

To impose a new annual registration tax of $2,000 to $3,000 on manufacturers of computers, including related equipment and video display devices sold in Michigan. The tax could increase after 2015. This bill imposes an new regulatory regime mandating that the manufacturers establish programs in which they take back used units and recycle the parts. See also Senate Bills 897 and 898, and House Bill 6715.

Received in the Senate

Dec. 10, 2008

Passed in the Senate 36 to 1 (details)

Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm

Dec. 26, 2008