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Senate Bill 0210


Senate Bill 0210

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB 210 (Updated January 31, 2012 2:04 pm - DI 73)


Solid waste management district matters. Provides that for property taxes first due and payable in 2013, the department of local government finance (DLGF) shall increase the maximum property tax levy of each county that is a member of a solid waste management district (district) by that part of the district's maximum property tax levy for 2012 that was imposed in the county, multiplied by the assessed value growth quotient for 2013. Specifies that property tax revenue raised by the county as a result of the increase in its maximum levy must be transferred to the district for that county for the district's use. Provides that the county shall transfer all revenue received from fees or otherwise relating to solid waste management and recycling to the district for that county for the district's use. Provides that: (1) a district shall submit the district's proposed budget for the 2013 budget year and thereafter to each county that is a member of the district; (2) each county that is a member of the district shall for the 2013 budget year and thereafter determine the amount of funding from all sources that the county will provide to the district for that budget year; (3) a district may not levy a property tax that is first due and payable after 2012 (other than a property tax for pre-existing debt); and (4) a district may not impose a fee or charge that is first due and payable after 2012 and that is a flat charge for each residence or building in use in the county or that is otherwise imposed on a uniform basis on all residents or property owners. Permits a county to impose solid waste management fees after 2012 that are a flat charge or that are otherwise imposed on a uniform basis. Provides that after June 30, 2012: (1) the authority of a district board to finance the cost of facilities by borrowing money and issuing revenue bonds is transferred to each county that is a member of the district; and (2) the authority of a district board to issue waste management development bonds is transferred to each county that is a member of the district. Requires the department of environmental management (IDEM), with assistance from the department of education, to provide solid waste management districts (districts) with a curriculum model that includes educational core principles. Provides that districts shall implement educational programs that meet the minimum standards established by IDEM in a curriculum model. Provides that in 2013 and every fifth year thereafter, the legislative council shall assign to an interim study committee or a statutory study committee the topics of: (1) assessing the continued need for districts; and (2) determining whether any changes should be made to the statutes governing districts. The committee to which the study topics are assigned shall issue a final report to the legislative council containing the committee's findings and recommendations (including any recommended legislation concerning the topics). Specifies additional information that a district must include in the annual report prepared by the district and provided to IDEM, the DLGF, and the legislative council. Requires a district to publish the report on an Internet web site maintained by the district or on the Internet web sites maintained by the counties that are members of the district. Provides that, except as expressly granted by statute, a district does not have the power to do the following: (1) Issue permits for a solid waste management activity that is already permitted by a state or federal agency or is not regulated by any state or federal agency. (2) Require the payment of a fee for a solid waste management activity that is already permitted by a state or federal agency or that is not regulated by a state or federal agency. Specifies that this provision does not prohibit a district from imposing a user fee or charge to reimburse the district for the cost of service provided by the district to the payer of the user fee or charge. Requires IDEM to adopt rules to establish a minimum service level for: (1) recycling; and (2) the collection of household hazardous waste, electronic waste, tires, and white goods; that must be provided in each district. Provides that the minimum service levels may be met by a district and a county through any combination of public or private recycling programs. Specifies that the rules must include a process through which a district may apply to IDEM for a waiver of the minimum service levels. Provides that each county is responsible for providing the level of funding sufficient for the county and the district to achieve the minimum service levels.
    Current Status:
     Failed first House
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