Florida Senate - 2021                                     SB 694
       By Senator Rodrigues
       27-00920-21                                            2021694__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to displacement of private waste
    3         companies; amending s. 403.70605, F.S.; requiring a
    4         local government to pay a specified amount of
    5         compensation to a displaced private waste company at
    6         the end of a specified notice period; removing a
    7         provision authorizing a local government to pay a
    8         specified amount of compensation to a private waste
    9         company as an alternative to delaying displacement for
   10         a specified period; removing a provision authorizing a
   11         local government and private waste company to
   12         negotiate such compensation and notice; providing an
   13         effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) of section
   18  403.70605, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   19         403.70605 Solid waste collection services in competition
   20  with private companies.—
   22         (c) Following the final public hearing held under paragraph
   23  (b), but not later than 1 year after the hearing, the local
   24  government may proceed to take those measures necessary to
   25  provide the service. The A local government shall provide 3
   26  years’ notice to the a private company before it engages in the
   27  actual provision of the service that displaces the company. At
   28  the end of the 3-year notice period As an alternative to
   29  delaying displacement 3 years, the a local government shall may
   30  pay the a displaced company an amount equal to the company’s
   31  preceding 18 15 months’ gross receipts for the displaced service
   32  in the displacement area. The 3-year notice period shall lapse
   33  as to any private company being displaced when the company
   34  ceases to provide service within the displacement area. Nothing
   35  in this paragraph prohibits the local government and the company
   36  from voluntarily negotiating a different notice period or amount
   37  of compensation.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.