78R7264 MI-F

By:  Hamric                                                       H.B. No. 1823

relating to financial assurance for certain solid waste processing facilities. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 361.119(b), Health and Safety Code, is amended to read as follows: (b) The commission shall adopt rules, including recordkeeping and reporting requirements and limitations on the storage of recyclable material, to ensure that: (1) recyclable material is reused and not abandoned or disposed of; [and] (2) recyclable material does not create a nuisance or threaten or impair the environment or public health and safety; and (3) the owner or operator of a recycling facility has in place sufficient financial assurance conditioned on satisfactorily operating and closing the facility and consistent with the requirements of Section 361.085 for a solid waste facility other than a facility for the disposal of hazardous waste. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2003.