Florida Senate - 2020                              CS for SB 724
       By the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources; and
       Senator Albritton
       592-02007A-20                                          2020724c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to local government recycling
    3         programs; amending s. 403.706, F.S.; creating the
    4         Florida Recycling Working Group; providing the duties
    5         and membership of the working group; requiring the
    6         working group to submit a report to the Legislature by
    7         a specified date; providing an expiration date for the
    8         working group; providing an exemption for fiscally
    9         constrained counties from recycling requirements;
   10         providing an expiration date for the exemption;
   11         providing an effective date.
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   15         Section 1. Subsections (23) and (24) are added to s.
   16  403.706, Florida Statutes, to read:
   17         403.706 Local government solid waste responsibilities.—
   18         (23)(a)The Florida Recycling Working Group is created
   19  within the department and shall be composed of eleven members,
   20  with each of the following eleven organizations appointing one
   21  representative member from within their respective
   22  organizations:
   23         1.The department.
   24         2.The University of Florida’s Engineering School of
   25  Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment.
   26         3.The Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste
   27  Management.
   28         4.The Florida League of Cities.
   29         5.The Florida Association of Counties.
   30         6.The Florida Recycling Partnership.
   31         7.Keep Florida Beautiful.
   32         8.The Florida Beverage Association.
   33         9.Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc.
   34         10.The Florida Chapter of the National Waste and Recycling
   35  Association.
   36         11.Recycle Florida Today, Inc.
   37         (b)The working group shall meet at least three times and
   38  elect, by quorum, a chair and a vice chair. A quorum shall
   39  consist of a majority of the members. The chair of the working
   40  group shall preside at all meetings and shall call a meeting as
   41  often as necessary to carry out this subsection. The department
   42  shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of each meeting,
   43  including the names of the members present at each meeting and
   44  the actions taken. The records are public records pursuant to
   45  chapter 119.
   46         (c)The working group shall compile a report recommending
   47  programs and statutory changes necessary for achieving future
   48  recycling goals based on current progress toward achieving the
   49  goals set in subsection (2). The working group shall submit the
   50  report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the
   51  House of Representatives by July 1, 2021.
   52         (d)This subsection expires July 1, 2021.
   53         (24)A fiscally constrained county, as defined in s.
   54  218.67(1), is exempt from the goals and requirements set forth
   55  in this section. This subsection expires July 1, 2035.
   56         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.