Solid waste management plans; units to maintain recycling and target rates. (SB57)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Solid waste recycling rates. Establishes a new regimen for credits that can be used in meeting a solid waste planning unit's recycling rate. Currently, a credit of one ton for each ton of recycling residue generated and deposited in a landfill, not to exceed one-fifth of the 25% requirement, is allowed in calculating the planning unit's recycling rate. This bill would not change the credit for recycling residue but, in addition, would extend a two percentage point credit for source reduction programs implemented within the planning unit, a ton-for-ton credit for solid waste material that is reused, and a ton-for-ton credit for any nonmunicipal solid waste material that is recycled. The current requirement that a planning unit maintain a minimum 25% recycling rate is reduced for less densely populated planning units or those with high unemployment rates. The bill stipulates that a planning unit not meeting its mandated recycling rate cannot be the sole reason for the denial of a permit or permit amendment for a new sanitary landfill, incinerator, or waste-to-energy facility. This bill is identical to HB 647. Read the Bill »


03/07/2006: signed by governor


01/03/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063643808
01/03/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/2006Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (SB56"
01/16/2006Committee substitute printed 067247808-S1
01/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/18/2006Read second time
01/18/2006Reading of substitute waived
01/18/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067247808-S1
01/18/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB57S1
01/19/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/19/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/19/2006Communicated to House
01/20/2006Placed on Calendar
01/20/2006Read first time
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/03/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB57S1)
02/15/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
02/16/2006Read second time
02/17/2006Read third time
02/17/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB57ER)
02/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB57ER)
02/23/2006Signed by President
02/23/2006Signed by Speaker
03/07/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 40 (effective 7/1/06)
03/27/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0040)