Florida Senate - 2020                                     SB 724
       By Senator Albritton
       26-00586A-20                                           2020724__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to local government recycling
    3         programs; amending s. 403.706, F.S.; extending the
    4         goal date for the recycling of 75 percent of
    5         recyclable solid waste by counties other than fiscally
    6         constrained counties; conforming a provision to
    7         changes made by the act; requiring a report to the
    8         Legislature by a specified date; making technical
    9         changes; reenacting ss. 403.7049(5), 403.705(2)(c) and
   10         (3), and 403.7145(3) F.S., relating to the
   11         determination of full cost for solid waste management,
   12         the state solid waste management program, and
   13         recycling, respectively, to incorporate the amendment
   14         made to s. 403.706, F.S., in references thereto;
   15         providing an effective date.
   17  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   19         Section 1. Paragraphs (a), (d), and (e) of subsection (2)
   20  of section 403.706, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   21         403.706 Local government solid waste responsibilities.—
   22         (2)(a) Each county shall implement a recyclable materials
   23  recycling program that has shall have a goal of recycling
   24  recyclable solid waste by 40 percent by December 31, 2012; 50
   25  percent by December 31, 2014; 60 percent by December 31, 2016;
   26  70 percent by December 31, 2018; and 75 percent by December 31,
   27  2024 2020. Counties and municipalities are encouraged to form
   28  cooperative arrangements for implementing recycling programs. A
   29  fiscally constrained county, as defined in s. 218.67(1), is
   30  exempt from the goals set forth in this paragraph.
   31         (d) If, by January 1, 2025, a of 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, or
   32  2021, the county is, as determined by the department in
   33  accordance with applicable rules to have failed to reach its,
   34  has not reached the recycling goals established under as set
   35  forth in paragraph (a), the department may direct the county to
   36  develop a plan to expand recycling programs to existing
   37  commercial and multifamily dwellings, including, but not limited
   38  to, apartment complexes.
   39         (e) If the state’s recycling rate for the 2013 calendar
   40  year is below 40 percent; below 50 percent by January 1, 2015;
   41  below 60 percent by January 1, 2017; below 70 percent by January
   42  1, 2019; or below 75 percent by January 1, 2021, The department
   43  shall provide a report to the President of the Senate and the
   44  Speaker of the House of Representatives by January 1, 2021. The
   45  report shall identify any those additional programs or statutory
   46  changes needed to achieve the goals established under set forth
   47  in paragraph (a). The report shall be provided no later than 30
   48  days prior to the beginning of the regular session of the
   49  Legislature. The department is not required to provide a report
   50  to the Legislature if the state reaches its recycling goals as
   51  described in this paragraph.
   52         Section 2. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   53  made by this act to section 403.706, Florida Statutes, in a
   54  reference thereto, subsection (5) of section 403.7049, Florida
   55  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   56         403.7049 Determination of full cost for solid waste
   57  management; local solid waste management fees.—
   58         (5) In order to assist in achieving the municipal solid
   59  waste reduction goal and the recycling provisions of s.
   60  403.706(2), a county or a municipality which owns or operates a
   61  solid waste management facility is hereby authorized to charge
   62  solid waste disposal fees which may vary based on a number of
   63  factors, including, but not limited to, the amount,
   64  characteristics, and form of recyclable materials present in the
   65  solid waste that is brought to the county’s or the
   66  municipality’s facility for processing or disposal.
   67         Section 3. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   68  made by this act to section 403.706, Florida Statutes, in
   69  references thereto, paragraph (c) of subsection (2) and
   70  subsection (3) of section 403.705, Florida Statutes, are
   71  reenacted to read:
   72         403.705 State solid waste management program.—
   73         (2) The state solid waste management program shall include,
   74  at a minimum:
   75         (c) Planning guidelines and technical assistance to
   76  counties and municipalities to aid in meeting the municipal
   77  solid waste recycling goals established in s. 403.706(2).
   78         (3) The department shall evaluate and report biennially to
   79  the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
   80  Representatives on the state’s success in meeting the solid
   81  waste recycling goal as described in s. 403.706(2).
   82         Section 4. For the purpose of incorporating the amendment
   83  made by this act to section 403.706, Florida Statutes, in a
   84  reference thereto, subsection (3) of section 403.7145, Florida
   85  Statutes, is reenacted to read:
   86         403.7145 Recycling.—
   87         (3) The department shall develop and contract for an
   88  innovative recycling pilot project for the Capitol recycling
   89  area. The project shall be designed to collect recyclable
   90  materials and create a more sustainable recycling system.
   91  Components of the project shall be designed to increase
   92  convenience, incentivize and measure participation, reduce
   93  material volume, and assist in achieving the recycling goals
   94  enumerated in s. 403.706.
   95         Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.