Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1722
By Senator Taddeo
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to recyclable materials; amending s.
3 403.7033, F.S.; requiring the Department of
4 Environmental Protection to review and update a
5 specified report on the regulation of certain
6 auxiliary containers, wrappings, and disposable
7 plastic bags; requiring submittal of the report to the
8 Legislature by a specified date; prohibiting a local
9 government, local governmental agency, or state
10 government agency from enacting certain rules and
11 regulations during a specified timeframe; providing an
12 effective date.
14 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
16 Section 1. Section 403.7033, Florida Statutes, is amended
17 to read:
18 403.7033 Departmental analysis of particular recyclable
19 materials.—The Legislature finds that prudent regulation of
20 recyclable materials is crucial to the ongoing welfare of
21 Florida’s ecology and economy. As such, the Department of
22 Environmental Protection shall review and update the
23 department’s Retail Bags Report 2010 to analyze
24 analysis of the need for new or different regulation of
25 auxiliary containers, wrappings, or disposable plastic bags used
26 by consumers to carry products from retail establishments. The
27 update must analysis shall include input from state and local
28 government agencies, stakeholders, private businesses, and
29 citizens, and shall evaluate the efficacy and necessity of both
30 statewide and local regulation of these materials. To ensure
31 consistent and effective implementation, the department shall
32 submit a report with conclusions and recommendations to the
33 Legislature by December 31, 2020 no later than February 1, 2010.
34 Until such time that the Legislature adopts the recommendations
35 of the department or until July 1, 2021, whichever is earlier, a
36 no local government, local governmental agency, or state
37 government agency may not enact any rule, regulation, or
38 ordinance regarding use, disposition, sale, prohibition,
39 restriction, or tax of such auxiliary containers, wrappings, or
40 disposable plastic bags.
41 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.