SB 79 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
SENATE BILL 79
SPONSORS: Sen. Feltes, Dist 15
COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources
This bill requires towns to report certain information to the department of environmental services relative to solid waste reduction.
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8Jan2020... 2740h 19-1085
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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, 2021. 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.
|March 5, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 28, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 23, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 30, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Nov. 7, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 4, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 17, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|May 7, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4|
|March 5, 2019||Hearing: 03/05/2019, Room 103, SH, 09:20 am; SC 12|
|March 28, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1162s, 03/28/2019; SC 15|
|March 28, 2019||Committee Amendment # 2019-1162s, AA, VV; 03/28/2019; SJ 11|
|March 28, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1162s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/28/2019; SJ 11|
|March 20, 2019||Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 11 P. 73|
|April 23, 2019||Public Hearing: 04/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 303|
|April 30, 2019||Executive Session: 04/30/2019 10:30 am LOB 303|
|Retained in Committee|
|Oct. 2, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 10/02/2019 02:00 pm LOB 303|
|Nov. 7, 2019||Executive Session: 11/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 303|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2740h (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 50 P. 9|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Amendment # 2019-2740h: AA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 42|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2740h: MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 42|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Referred to Municipal and County Government 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 42|
|March 4, 2020||Public Hearing: 03/04/2020 01:00 pm LOB 301|
|March 17, 2020||==CANCELLED== Executive Session: 03/17/2020 10:00 am LOB 301|
|May 7, 2020||Executive Session: 05/07/2020 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/94201690197|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 10-8; RC) HC 23 P. 11|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|