SB 56 Amends and reinstates the waste tire fee
Sponsor: Klindt
LR Number: 0459S.01I Fiscal Note: 0459-01
Committee: Commerce, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 1/12/2005 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S75
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Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 56 - This act changes the law pertaining to scrap tires.

This act changes the definition from "waste tire" to "scrap tire" and clarifies that for any rules currently in place for the program and any rules promulgated pursuant to provisions within this act, the terms "scrap" and "waste" shall be used synonymously.

This act eliminates the two dollar cap for scrap tires. This act extends the scrap tire fee until January 1, 2010. This act goes on to restructure the allocation of revenue derived from that fee. A portion of the revenue remains with the Department of Natural Resources for the purpose of removal efforts over five years. The allocation of revenue changes throughout that time, with up to seventy five percent of revenue allocated in FY 2006 for such purpose, up to fifty percent of revenue allocated in FY 2007, up to twenty-five percent of revenue allocated in FY 2008, up to twenty percent of revenue allocated in FY 2009, and for FY 2010, ten percent of revenue shall be allocated to the Department of Natural Resources for the purpose of scrap tire removal.

The act extends and modifies the fee distribution after FY 2010. The money from the fee shall continue to be apportioned to the Department of Economic Development for recycling but changes that funneled to the Department of Natural Resources; for FY 2010 and the subsequent five years, DNR's moneys are to be used to fund solid waste districts. The distribution shall occur so that each district operates at a minimum funding level of $75,000 from all state sources and any or all surplus revenue after that point shall be distributed equally between the districts. In no fiscal year shall the department spend more than twenty percent of revenue allocated on administration costs. The department shall not spend more than twenty percent of allocated revenue on administrative costs.

In each fiscal year, the portion of revenue derived from the scrap tire fee not allocated to the Department of Natural Resources shall be divided equally between the Department of Economic Development, the environmental improvement and energy resources authority, and the Missouri development finance board as well as the school district safe surfacing fund, established in this act. These moneys shall be used primarily for the development, creation, and promotion of innovative products made from recycled scrap tires. Namely, to fund the construction of safe surfaces for Missouri schools and the awarding of incentive grants for such purpose. All revenue allocated towards the development, creation, and promotion of innovative products made from recycled scrap tires shall be administered by the Department of Economic Development and no more than fifteen percent of allocated revenue shall be spent on administration costs in any fiscal year.

This act directs both the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Economic Development to prepare and submit annual reports by February 1 to the Governor and General Assembly on scrap tire removal efforts and incentive grants provided under the provisions of this act.

This act eliminates the statutes currently dealing with the educational and training programs conducted by the Department of Natural Resources.

This act has an emergency clause.

MEGAN WORD