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Waste Management/Displacement of Private Waste Companies (Oppose – Unfunded Mandate)

CS/HB 331 (McClure) and CS/CS/SB 694 (Rodrigues) require a local government that displaces an existing solid waste provider, in addition to meeting the procedural and three-year notice requirements in current law, to pay the provider an amount equal to the company’s preceding 18 months of gross receipts for the service in the displaced area. CS/CS/SB 694 clarifies that municipal solid waste providers are not responsible for collecting storm-generated yard trash resulting from a federally declared disaster.  CS/CS/SB 694 also requires the Department of Environmental Protection to review and update its 2010 report on retail bags by analyzing the need for new or different regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings or disposable plastic bags used by consumers. (O’Hara)