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League-supported bill passed Senate floor 66-0 and awaits action on the House floor.
(Published Apr 24, 2013)
Yesterday, the League-supported bill (SF 520, Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville) passed the Senate floor unanimously.
The House companion bill (HF 128, Rep. Linda Slocum, DFL-Richfield) was heard in its final committee on Tuesday as well. The House bill will now await a vote on the House floor.
This legislation removes the existing contentious 180-day mandated process for establishing organizing solid waste collection in a city and replaces it with a city being allowed to study the issue through the formation of a committee prior to any public votes being required. It includes language that was worked out between city interests and independent solid waste collectors that requires a 60-day negotiation before a study committee is established to allow existing licensed collectors to develop a proposal that meets community goals in an organized collection system while preserving the market share of each hauler.
The League has been working with Metro Cities on this legislation. It is supported by independent solid waste haulers.
For more information, please see a related Cities Bulletin article.
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