Bill Details - HB560 (2019)

HB 560-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE

 

19Mar2019... 0920h

05/15/2019   1986s

 

2019 SESSION

19-0464

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 560-FN

 

AN ACT relative to required reporting on waste reduction.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spang, Straf. 6; Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. Luneau, Merr. 10; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires towns to report certain information to the department of environmental services relative to solid waste reduction.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 0920h

05/15/2019   1986s 19-0464

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to required reporting on waste reduction.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; State Waste Reduction Goal; Town Annual Reporting.  Amend RSA 149-M by inserting after section 23 the following new section:

149-M:23-a  Minimum Plan Requirements; Town Annual Reporting.  

I.  In furtherance of the solid waste management planning requirements of RSA 149-M:23, all towns shall annually report to the department no later than March 31 whether and to what extent the town has met the state’s goal of achieving a 40 percent minimum weight diversion of solid waste away from landfilling or incineration on a per capita basis, as set forth in RSA 149-M:2.  Each annual report shall include:

(a)  The weight of all solid waste collected by the town during the calendar year prior to the report.

(b)  The weight of solid waste collected by the town that was diverted to recycling, composting, and reuse during the calendar year prior to the report.

(c)  The weight of solid waste collected by the town for recycling that was sent to a landfill or incinerator during the calendar year prior to the report.

(d)  A trend analysis comparing the data contained in subparagraphs (a) through (c) to the same data from every previous annual report.

(e)  A description of programs including Pay-As-You-Throw programs that the town has implemented or is in the process of developing to achieve source reduction, recycling, reuse, and composting.  In describing recycling programs in particular, towns shall specify whether:

(1)  The town is implementing single-stream or multi-stream recycling;

(2)  The town is paying or being paid to have materials taken to be recycled; and

(3)  The town is sending materials collected for recycling to a landfill or incinerator.

II.  The first annual report shall be filed no later than March 31, 2020.  For the first annual report, if all data required in paragraph I is not available for any or some of the prior calendar year, towns shall provide any data that is available and make good faith estimates for the preceding calendar year.  

III.  Towns that are part of a solid waste management district may, at their discretion, rely on the district to provide the town’s annual report, provided such report provides the data required by paragraph I for the town.  

IV.  A town shall not be required to report data for waste that is not collected by the town or received at the town's facility, or waste for which the town does not have the means to obtain weight information.  If 2 or more towns share a facility, the information required under paragraph I may be reported on a combined basis.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0464

Amended 4/2/19

 

HB 560-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2019-0920h)

 

AN ACT relative to single-use carryout bags.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

$23,250

$47,500

$49,500

$50,000

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [    ] Other

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill would restrict the distribution of single-use carryout bags by stores and food service businesses.

 

The Department of Environmental Services indicates, while the bill as amended removes the paragraphs concerning enforcement and rulemaking, the Department assumes it would incur costs related to its responsibilities under RSA 149-M, the Solid Waste Management Chapter.  The responsibilities in RSA 149-M:6 include enforcement, investigation, the provision of technical assistance to citizens, towns and districts, and any other activity for the purpose of administering the chapter.  The Department assumes this work would require an additional  staff person staff equivalent to 05. FTE.  The estimated cost for one half of a full-time Program Specialist at labor grade 23 is $23,250 in  FY 2020 (1/2 year), $47,500 in FY 2021, $49,500 in FY 2022 and $50,000 in FY 2023.  

 

The bill, as amended, would not impact county or local revenue and expenditures.

 

This bill does not appropriate funds or establish new positions.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Environmental Services

 

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 20
March 6, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/06/2019 11:30 am LOB 302
March 8, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 09:00 am LOB 302-304
March 8, 2019 Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
March 19, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0920h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 16 P. 20
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0920h (Vote 11-9; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0980h (NT)
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0920h: AA VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 67
March 19, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0980h (NT): AF VV 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 67
March 19, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0920h: MA RC 201-145 03/19/2019 HJ 10 P. 67
March 28, 2019 Introduced 03/28/2019 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 12
April 23, 2019 Hearing: 04/23/2019, Room 100, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 19
April 30, 2019 Hearing: 04/30/2019, Room 102, LOB, 02:15 pm; SC 20
May 15, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 05/15/2019; SC 22
May 15, 2019 Special Order to when Senator returns from a House hearing, Without Objection, MA; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Rereferred to Committee, RC 10Y-14N, MF; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate, RC 10Y-14N, MF; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Sen. Feltes Moved Ought to Pass; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Sen. Feltes Floor Amendment # 2019-1986s, RC 14Y-10N, AA; 05/15/2019; SJ 16
May 15, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1986s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/15/2019; SJ 16

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 6, 2019 House Hearing
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote
April 23, 2019 Senate Hearing
April 30, 2019 Senate Hearing
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
May 15, 2019 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB560 Revision: 4839 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
HB560 Revision: 5611 Date: April 2, 2019, 10:54 a.m.
HB560 Revision: 6024 Date: May 16, 2019, 11:28 a.m.