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415 ILCS 150/10

    (415 ILCS 150/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Agency" means the Environmental Protection Agency.
    "Cathode-ray tube" means a vacuum tube or picture tube used to convert an electronic signal into a visual image, such as a television or computer monitor.
    "Collector" means a person who receives covered electronic devices or eligible electronic devices directly from a residence for recycling or processing for reuse. "Collector" includes, but is not limited to, manufacturers, recyclers, and refurbishers who receive CEDs or EEDs directly from the public.
    "Computer", often referred to as a "personal computer" or "PC", means a desktop or notebook computer as further defined below and used only in a residence, but does not mean an automated typewriter, electronic printer, mobile telephone, portable hand-held calculator, portable digital assistant (PDA), MP3 player, or other similar device. "Computer" does not include computer peripherals, commonly known as cables, mouse, or keyboard. "Computer" is further defined as either:
        (1) "Desktop computer", which means an electronic,
    
magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or other high-speed data processing device performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions for general purpose needs that are met through interaction with a number of software programs contained therein, and that is not designed to exclusively perform a specific type of logical, arithmetic, or storage function or other limited or specialized application. Human interface with a desktop computer is achieved through a stand-alone keyboard, stand-alone monitor, or other display unit, and a stand-alone mouse or other pointing device, and is designed for a single user. A desktop computer has a main unit that is intended to be persistently located in a single location, often on a desk or on the floor. A desktop computer is not designed for portability and generally utilizes an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse with an external or internal power supply for a power source. Desktop computer does not include an automated typewriter or typesetter; or
        (2) "Notebook computer", which means an electronic,
    
magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or other high-speed data processing device performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions for general purpose needs that are met through interaction with a number of software programs contained therein, and that is not designed to exclusively perform a specific type of logical, arithmetic, or storage function or other limited or specialized application. Human interface with a notebook computer is achieved through a keyboard, video display greater than 4 inches in size, and mouse or other pointing device, all of which are contained within the construction of the unit that comprises the notebook computer; supplemental stand-alone interface devices typically can also be attached to the notebook computer. Notebook computers can use external, internal, or batteries for a power source. Notebook computer does not include a portable hand-held calculator, or a portable digital assistant or similar specialized device. A notebook computer has an incorporated video display greater than 4 inches in size and can be carried as one unit by an individual. A notebook computer is sometimes referred to as a laptop computer.
        (3) "Tablet computer", which means an electronic,
    
magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or other high-speed data processing device performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions for general purpose needs that are met through interaction with a number of software programs contained therein, and that is not designed to exclusively perform a specific type of logical, arithmetic, or storage function or other limited or specialized application. Human interface with a tablet computer is achieved through a touch-screen and video display screen greater than 6 inches in size (all of which are contained within the unit that comprises the tablet computer). Tablet computers may use an external or internal power source. "Tablet computer" does not include a portable hand-held calculator, a portable digital assistant, or a similar specialized device.
    "Computer monitor" means an electronic device that is a cathode-ray tube or flat panel display primarily intended to display information from a computer and is used only in a residence.
    "Covered electronic device" or "CED" means any computer, computer monitor, television, printer, electronic keyboard, facsimile machine, videocassette recorder, portable digital music player that has memory capability and is battery powered, digital video disc player, video game console, electronic mouse, scanner, digital converter box, cable receiver, satellite receiver, digital video disc recorder, or small-scale server sold at retail and taken out of service from a residence in this State. "Covered electronic device" does not include any of the following:
        (1) an electronic device that is a part of a motor
    
vehicle or any component part of a motor vehicle assembled by or for a vehicle manufacturer or franchised dealer, including replacement parts for use in a motor vehicle;
        (2) an electronic device that is functionally or
    
physically part of a larger piece of equipment or that is taken out of service from an industrial, commercial (including retail), library checkout, traffic control, kiosk, security (other than household security), governmental, agricultural, or medical setting, including but not limited to diagnostic, monitoring, or control equipment; or
        (3) an electronic device that is contained within a
    
clothes washer, clothes dryer, refrigerator, refrigerator and freezer, microwave oven, conventional oven or range, dishwasher, room air conditioner, dehumidifier, water pump, sump pump, or air purifier.
To the extent allowed under federal and State laws and regulations, a CED that is being collected, recycled, or processed for reuse is not considered to be hazardous waste, household waste, solid waste, or special waste.
    "Developmentally disabled", as defined by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities Program Manual, means having mental retardation or a related condition. For the purposes of this Act:
        (1) "Mental retardation" means significantly
    
subaverage general intellectual functioning as well as deficits in adaptive behavior that manifested before age 18. A person's general intellectual functioning is significantly subaverage if that person has an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 or below on standardized measures of intelligence. This upper limit, however, may be extended upward depending on the reliability of the intelligence test used.
        (2) "Related condition" means a severe, chronic
    
disability that (i) is attributable to cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or any other condition, other than mental illness, (ii) is found to be closely related to mental retardation because the condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of a person with mental retardation, and (iii) requires treatment or services similar to those required for persons with mental retardation.
    "Dismantling" means the demanufacturing and shredding of a CED.
    "Eligible electronic device" or "EED" means any of the following electronic products sold at retail and taken out of service from a residence in this State: mobile telephone; computer cable; portable digital assistant (PDA); or zip drive. To the extent allowed under federal and state laws and regulations, an EED that is being collected, recycled, or processed for reuse is not considered to be hazardous waste, household waste, solid waste, or special waste.
    "Low income children and families" mean those children and families that are subject to the most recent version of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Federal Poverty Guidelines.
    "Manufacturer" means a person, or a successor in interest to a person, under whose brand or label a computer, computer monitor, television, printer, electronic keyboard, facsimile machine, videocassette recorder, portable digital music player, digital video disc player, video game console, electronic mouse, scanner, digital converter box, cable receiver, satellite receiver, digital video disc recorder, or small-scale server is or was sold at retail. For any of the aforementioned electronic devices sold at retail under a brand or label that is licensed from a person who is a mere brand owner and who does not sell or produce any of the aforementioned electronic devices, the person who produced the device or his or her successor in interest is the manufacturer. For any of the aforementioned electronic devices sold at retail under the brand or label of both the retail seller and the person that produced the device, the person that produced the device, or his or her successor in interest, is the manufacturer. A retail seller of any of the aforementioned electronic devices may elect to be the manufacturer of one or more of the aforementioned electronic devices if the retail seller provides written notice to the Agency that it is accepting responsibility as the manufacturer of the device under this Act and identifies any of the aforementioned electronic devices for which it is electing to be the manufacturer.
    "Municipal joint action agency" means a municipal joint action agency created under Section 3.2 of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.
    "Orphan CEDs" means those CEDs that are returned for recycling, or processing for reuse, whose manufacturer cannot be identified, or whose manufacturer is no longer conducting business and has no successor in interest.
    "Person" means any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, State agency, or any other legal entity, or a legal representative, agent, or assign of that entity.
    "Printer" means desktop printers, multifunction printer copiers, and printer/fax combinations taken out of service from a residence that are designed to reside on a work surface, and include various print technologies, including without limitation laser and LED (electrographic), ink jet, dot matrix, thermal, and digital sublimation, and "multi-function" or "all-in-one" devices that perform different tasks, including without limitation copying, scanning, faxing, and printing. Printers do not include floor-standing printers, printers with optional floor stand, point of sale (POS) receipt printers, household printers such as a calculator with printing capabilities or label makers, or non-stand-alone printers that are embedded into products that are not CEDs.
    "Processing for reuse" means any method, technique, or process by which CEDs or EEDs that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are instead separated, processed, and returned to their original intended purposes or to other useful purposes as electronic devices. "Processing for reuse" includes the collection and transportation of CEDs or EEDs.
    "Program Year" means a calendar year. The first program year is 2010.
    "Recycler" means a person who engages in the recycling of CEDs or EEDs, but does not include telecommunications carriers, telecommunications manufacturers, or commercial mobile service providers with an existing recycling program.
    "Recycling" means any method, technique, or process by which CEDs or EEDs that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are instead collected, separated, or processed and are returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products. "Recycling" includes the collection, transportation, dismantling, and shredding of the CEDs or EEDs.
    "Recycling coordinator" means the person designated by each county waste management plan to administer the county recycling program, as set forth in the Solid Waste Management Act.
    "Refurbisher" means any person who processes CEDs or EEDs for reuse, but does not include telecommunications carriers, telecommunications manufacturers, or commercial mobile service providers with an existing recycling program.
    "Residence" means a dwelling place or home in which one or more individuals live.
    "Retailer" means a person who sells, rents, or leases, through sales outlets, catalogues, or the Internet, computers, computer monitors, printers, televisions, electronic keyboards, facsimile machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, electronic mice, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders, or small-scale servers at retail to individuals in this State. For purposes of this Act, sales to individuals at retail are considered to be sales for residential use. "Retailer" includes, but is not limited to, manufacturers who sell computers, computer monitors, printers, televisions, electronic keyboards, facsimile machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, electronic mice, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, digital video disc recorders, or small-scale servers at retail directly to individuals in this State.
    "Sale" means any retail transfer of title for consideration of title including, but not limited to, transactions conducted through sales outlets, catalogs, or the Internet or any other similar electronic means but does not mean financing or leasing.
    "Small-scale server" means a computer that typically uses desktop components in a desktop form designed primarily to serve as a storage host for other computers. To be considered a small-scale server, a computer must: be designed in a pedestal, tower, or other form that is similar to that of a desktop computer so that all data processing, storage, and network interfacing is contained within one box or product; be designed to be operational 24 hours per day and 7 days per week; have very little unscheduled downtime (on the order of hours per year); be capable of operating in a simultaneous multi-user environment serving several users through networked client units; and be designed for an industry accepted operating system for home or low-end server applications.
    "Television" means an electronic device (i) containing a cathode-ray tube or flat panel screen the size of which is greater than 4 inches when measured diagonally, (ii) that is intended to receive video programming via broadcast, cable, or satellite transmission or to receive video from surveillance or other similar cameras, and (iii) that is used only in a residence.
    "Underserved counties" means those counties so identified in Section 60.
(Source: P.A. 96-1154, eff. 7-21-10; 97-287, eff. 8-10-11.)