SB 467 - This act pertains to solid waste.
The act directs district boards to arrange for independent financial audits. Those districts receiving $200,000 or more of financial assistance shall have annual audits, those receiving less than $200,000 shall have audits at least every two years; all such audits are subject to review by the state auditor. Language also provides the opportunity for the department to conduct performance audits at least once every three years.
The act states that no annual adjustment will be made to the charges collected from operators of solid waste sanitary landfills and transfer stations, from October 2005 to October 2009, except an amount consistent with the need to fund the operating costs of the department.
All moneys remaining in the solid waste management fund after the appropriation for market development shall be divided up; the allocations have changed with this act.
• 38% goes to the elimination of illegal solid waste. In addition to this percentage, the department shall receive any annual increases in the charge from October 2005 to October 2009 and be used solely to fund the operating costs of the department.
• 62% goes to grants for participating cities, counties and districts. 50% of the revenue shall be allocated based on the population of each district, and 50% shall be allocated based on the amount of revenue generated from each district.
• Each district shall receive a minimum of $95,000 for district grants and district operations.
The act modifies the solid waste advisory board, adds to the membership as well as the responsibilities.