HB 862/LM (BR 1246) - H. Anderson
AN ACT relating to solid waste.
Create new sections of KRS 224.43 to create state recycling cooperative program; create Kentucky Recycling Cooperative Group to administer the program; allow participating local governments to receive grant and other money from the fund; create board of directors to administer affairs of group; allow group to hire executive director; set forth duties of board; establish authority of group; set forth duties of executive director; require public audit of group's account; require tipping fee of $1.50 at every solid waste landfill in addition to regular tipping fees; require operators of solid waste landfill to pay tipping fee to Revenue Cabinet; set forth penalties for late payments; create the Recycling Cooperative Fund to be administered by the group; set forth use of fund money; allow participating local governments to keep their share of the money from the sale of recovered material; provide a tax credit for solid waste haulers that are locked into existing contracts that preclude recovery of the tipping fee; create new sections of KRS 224.43 to require mandatory garbage collection; require counties, urban-county governments, and charter county governments to provide curbside or end-of-driveway collection to residents and require residents to participate; require collection to be continued when collection fees are not paid; provide exemption for commercial or industrial entities with county approval; establish reporting requirements for counties and franchisees; require franchisee reports to be kept confidential; allow county to establish reduced solid waste pick-up fees for low-income households; allow the county to place a lien upon all motor vehicles owned or leased by a person who fails or refuses to pay solid waste pick-up fees; allow county to submit list of names of persons who fail or refuse to pay solid waste pick-up fees to Transportation Cabinet for listing on automated vehicle information system database; prohibit any vehicle registered to a person who is listed in the database for nonpayment of fees from being renewed until fees are paid; prohibit Commonwealth from endorsing projects for counties that fail to implement and maintain universal collection; grant Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet the authority to promulgate administrative regulations and establish standards for the implementation and maintenance of universal collection; amend KRS 186.180 to conform; create new section of Chapter KRS Chapter 186A to conform; create a new section of KRS Chapter 174 to allow Transportation Cabinet to solicit money for Adopt-a-Highway Program; repeal KRS 224.43-315 and KRS 224.10-660.
Feb 25-introduced in House
Feb 28-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)