Florida League of Cities

Local Government Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Services (Oppose)

SB 1944 (Baxley) and HB 1241 (Hawkins) prohibit local governments from seeking liquidated damages, administrative fees or other similar charges against a solid waste management or recycling entity for action or inaction during a local, state or federal emergency. The bills also cap the amount of liquidated damages, administrative fees, or other similar charges that may be sought against a waste or recycling company to 50% of the amount billed to the customer for collection services at the daily rate. SB 1944 applies to contracts executed or renewed on or after July 1, 2022; HB 1241 applies retroactively to existing contracts. (O'Hara)