Senate Bill 0565
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Solid waste management districts. Eliminates the authority of a solid waste management district (SWMD) to impose property taxes, except to repay currently outstanding bonds, and otherwise limits the authority of an SWMD. Provides for funding of a SWMD from the state solid waste management fund (SSWMF). Prohibits the use of the SSWMF for construction or operation of a final waste disposal facility owned or operated by an SWMD. Requires the department of state revenue to deposit certain solid waste disposal fees into the SSWMF. Requires the department of environmental management (DEM) to make distributions from the SSWMF based on district population and population density and on a prioritized listing of programs offered by the SWMD. Establishes qualifications for and duties of an SWMD district director. Allows an SWMD board to request and collect information from postconsumer sources on the amount and type of recycling and waste diversion occurring at the source. Gives discretion to DEM in making grants from the hazardous substances response trust fund to units of local government and to SWMDs.
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