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Displacement of Private Waste Companies (Oppose)

CS/CS/SB 996 (Albritton) and HB 639 (McClure) require a local government that displaces an existing solid waste provider to, in addition to the procedural and three-year notice requirements in current law, pay the provider an amount equal to the company’s preceding 18 months’ gross receipts for the service in the displaced area. In addition, CS/CS/SB 996 makes a technical clarification to the current law definition of “displacement.” The bill also exempts fiscally constrained counties from statutory recycling goals and creates a recycled materials management pilot program for Polk County in coordination with the University of Florida. (O’Hara)