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Weekly Legislative Update from April 8-12, 2019


SB 816 – Relating to Environmental Regulation

On Tuesday, April 9, SB 816 by Senator Keith Perry (R-Gainesville) was heard in the Senate Community Affairs Committee and was reported favorably with 5 yeas and 0 nays. AIF stood in support of this legislation.

This bill requires local governments to work with residential recycling collectors and material recovery facilities to reduce contamination of curbside recycling. As Florida continues to move toward the statewide 75% recycling goal, this legislation is specifically designed to improve the capture rate of clean recyclable material.

SB 816 will now move to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

AIF supports legislative efforts to achieve the statewide 75% recycling goal which helps keep Florida clean, creates jobs, and maintains our strong tourism industry.