The sponsor of a television recycling bill has been forced to take his bill to the sidelines despite industry support. Senator Dan Clemens wants to expand last year’s law requiring computer sellers to establish a program to recycle old computers to include junk television sets. He says the industry has signed on behind his bill.
But two opponents, Senator Matt Bartle of Lee’s Summit and Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau attack the bill, Bartle claiming the fees Clemens would charge television-makers would amount to a tax increase that would be passed to consumers and Crowell saying the bills reference to computers sold in Missouri manufacturers had a large loophole.
Clemens has put his bill aside because of lack of debate time. He might get a chance to bring it back to the Senate later.