98RS HB371


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HB 371/LM (BR 1423) - G. Stumbo, H. Moberly, J. Richards

     AN ACT relating to solid waste management.
     Create new sections of subchapter 43 of KRS 224 to create container recycling program; establish refund value for containers and charge the consumer a deposit equal to the refund value stated on the container; require that containers having a refund value be labeled so; require Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet to identify other plastic containers that can be recycled for a minimum refund value; require counties to establish recycling centers for containers; allow other entities to establish recycling centers subject to county approval; designate recycling centers as redemption point for containers; require recycling centers to accept a recyclable material not covered by a refund value; require distributors to pay refund value to Revenue Cabinet and set penalties for late payments; require the authority to develop and implement a grant and loan program for recycling centers and local governments to use in solid waste management; establish the Container Recycling Fund; create a revolving loan fund; require the authority to franchise or contract with processors to collect redeemed containers from recycling centers; allow authority to make contracts for securing a market for recycled containers; establish fee for containers with low recycling value; create the Authority for Infrastructure Development; establish membership of the authority; create the Kentucky Recycling and Marketing Advisory Board; establish membership and terms of the board; establish duties of the authority; establish penalties for violations; require solid waste management plans to include container recycling centers; amend sections of KRS 224 and 244 to conform; appropriate three million dollars from the general fund to the authority to carry out this Act.


     HCS/LM - Delete provisions of original Act; create House Bill 371 Task Force; establish membership and duties of.
     HCA (1/Title, M. Brown) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 21-introduced in House
     Jan 22-to Natural Resources and Environment (H)
     Jan 27-posted in committee
     Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute and Committee Amendment (1-title)
     Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 5, 1998
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 90-2 with Committee Substitute and Committee Amendment (1-title)
     Mar 6-received in Senate
     Mar 9-to Agriculture and Natural Resources (S)
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 24, 1998
     Mar 24-3rd reading, passed 32-6; received in House
     Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor

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