TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill that would have revised the state’s “Electronic Waste Management Act.”
A1459/S822, among other things, would have streamlined bureaucracy, but Christie had two recommendations for the bill.
One: He said that a television manufacturer’s recycling responsibility should be measured in terms of weight of TVs made, not units, ensuring the act’s requirements are appropriately distributed among participants.
Two: The Act would have increased penalties from $1,000 to $50,000. Christie said a maximum penalty of $25,000 would be more in line with other similar penalties