SB 0126 Establishes fee on motor oil & fund for recycling
Committee:COMMLR Number:L0627.01I
Last Action:01/31/95 - Hearing Conducted S Commerce & Environment Committee
Effective Date:January 1, 1996
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Current Bill Summary

SB 126 - The "Used Motor Oil Recycling Fund" is created in the State Treasury. Moneys deposited in the fund shall consist of revenues generated until December 31, 2000, from state sales and use taxes on the sale of motor oil, as estimated by the Commissioner of Administration, including only revenues normally deposited in the general revenue fund and not to exceed seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars per year. The fund balance shall not be subject to biennial transfer to general revenue. Moneys in the fund shall be used to establish a program to encourage and promote the recycling of used motor oil.

The program shall be administered by the Division of Energy in the Department of Natural Resources. Moneys in the fund shall be used for administration of the program, technical assistance to local governments, public education programs on handling used motor oil and grants to local governments to create do-it-yourself used motor oil collection systems. The fund shall indemnify a local government for costs from contamination occurring in the operation of a collection system, provided the system is operated according to requirements of the bill.

A person may not recover costs of cleanup of contamination from a release of used motor oil at a do-it-yourself collection system supported by moneys from the fund and operated according to requirements of the bill.

The Division may promulgate rules to administer the act. Such rules shall be submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules for approval.

This act is similar to SB 777 from 1994.