CS/CS/SB 694 — Waste Management
by Appropriations Committee; Community Affairs Committee; and Senators Rodrigues and Perry
This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.
Prepared by: Environment and Natural Resources Committee (EN)
The bill requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to review and update its 2010 report analyzing the need for new or different regulation of auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags. DEP must submit the updated report to the Legislature no later than December 31, 2021.
The bill amends requirements for a local government that provides solid waste collection services which displace a private waste company, prohibiting the private company from continuing to provide the same service. The local government must provide three years’ notice to the private company before engaging in such services. At the end of the three-year notice period, the local government must pay the displaced company an amount equal to the company’s preceding 18 months’ gross receipts for the displaced service in the displacement area. The local government and the displaced company may voluntarily negotiate a different notice period or amount of compensation. The bill does not apply to any displacement where the local government provided the three years’ notice on or before December 31, 2020.
The bill provides that a private solid waste or debris management service provider is not required to collect storm-generated yard trash, unless otherwise specified in a contract or franchise agreement between a local government and a private solid waste or debris management service provider. The bill defines “storm-generated yard trash.”
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2021.
Vote: Senate 40-0; House 112-2