SB 95, Solid Waste Trust Fund Expenditure Limitations

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Sen. Randy Robertson
District 29

On Thursday, February 16, a committee substitue for Senate Bill 95 was introduced and passed. This legislation now requires the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to collect the scrap tire management fee from tire distributors as opposed to tire retailers. The author of the bill expects the amount collected to increase by $3 million due to this change. 


Original Langauge 


This legislation restricts the uses of grant and loan funds made available to local governments from the Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF). This legislation would only allow funds to be used for the cleanup of solid waste disposal facilities (landfills) and for programs supporting the cleanup, innovative uses and recycling of scrap tires. Currently, the SWTF provides grants for these purposes but also provides funding to local governments to support waste reduction and recycling. 

If this legislation were to pass, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's Recycling, Waste Reduction and Diversion grant program would not be funded. 

Last Updated: 1/5/2024
Subject Area: Environment | Open Meetings/Open Record |
Resources: bill text
7/1/2023 - Effective Date 5/1/2023 - Act 80 5/1/2023 - Date Signed by Governor


3/23/2023 House Vote #276 Yea - 164 Nay - 1 Not Voting - 4 Excused - 11
3/6/2023 Senate Vote #161 Yea - 52 Nay - 1 Not Voting - 2 Excused - 1

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