SB 203: "An Act establishing the Legislative Task Force on Recycling Industries Development in Alaska; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE BILL NO. 203 01 "An Act establishing the Legislative Task Force on Recycling Industries 02 Development in Alaska; and providing for an effective date." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. The legislature finds that 05 (1) disposing of used products by burying them in landfills or incinerating 06 them wastes the natural resources of the state and the nation and the economic potential of 07 the state if the used products can be recycled and marketed for other uses; 08 (2) discarding used products as litter is a significant problem in the state and 09 a direct threat to the health and safety of the citizens of the state; even when discarded bottles, 10 cans, and other litter are collected and buried or incinerated, they remain in the form of solid 11 waste or as particulates polluting the atmosphere; 12 (3) in order to recycle products in a manner that is most beneficial to the 13 economic well-being of the state, it is necessary to locate and develop markets and provide 14 an industrial base for used products and their components;
01 (4) using the state's correctional industries to recycle products or to develop 02 recycled products may make possible some types of recycling that are not at the present time 03 economically feasible for the private sector to handle without assistance. 04 * Sec. 2. LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON RECYCLING INDUSTRIES 05 DEVELOPMENT IN ALASKA. (a) The Legislative Task Force on Recycling Industries 06 Development in Alaska is created as a task force of the legislature. 07 (b) The task force shall 08 (1) by using existing data, identify the types and quantity of products that are 09 discarded or otherwise available in the state, and that could be recycled if a market exists; 10 (2) identify the markets that exist in the state for recycled and recyclable 11 products; 12 (3) identify the markets that exist outside the state for recycled and recyclable 13 products; 14 (4) identify the best method for developing in-state markets for the state's 15 recycled and recyclable products that does not negatively affect the existing recycling activities 16 in the state and that can be accomplished 17 (A) without governmental assistance; or 18 (B) with governmental assistance if the task force determines that the 19 development cannot be accomplished without governmental assistance; 20 (5) identify the best method for developing out-of-state markets for the state's 21 recycled and recyclable products that can be accomplished 22 (A) without governmental assistance; or 23 (B) with governmental assistance if the task force determines that the 24 development cannot be accomplished without governmental assistance; 25 (6) estimate the amount of financial support that would be necessary to 26 accomplish market development programs under (4) and (5) of this subsection if the task force 27 determines that governmental assistance is necessary, and break down the estimate into the 28 cost of the essential components of the programs. 29 (c) The task force shall provide the legislature with a report on the items identified 30 under (b) of this section by 31 (1) March 1, 1997, for plastic, paper, and glass;
01 (2) January 1, 1998, for rubber, tires, and ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals; 02 (3) January 1, 1999, for other recycled and recyclable products. 03 (d) The task force consists of the following 13 members: 04 (1) a representative designated by the commissioner of environmental 05 conservation from the office in the Department of Environmental Conservation that is 06 responsible for pollution prevention; 07 (2) a representative from the Department of Commerce and Economic 08 Development designated by the commissioner of commerce and economic development; 09 (3) a representative from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities 10 designated by the commissioner of transportation and public facilities; 11 (4) a representative from the Department of Corrections who is designated by 12 the commissioner of corrections and who is knowledgeable about the state's correctional 13 industries; 14 (5) a representative of municipal government who is selected by the Alaska 15 Municipal League; 16 (6) a representative selected by the governor from a for-profit business that 17 furnishes garbage service or that is a salvage business; 18 (7) a representative selected by the governor from a business that provides 19 transportation services for the shipment of goods; 20 (8) a representative who is from a nonprofit organization involved in recycling 21 and who is selected by the governor; 22 (9) a representative selected by Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling; 23 (10) one member of the senate appointed by the president of the senate; 24 (11) one member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of 25 the house; 26 (12) a representative from the United States Environmental Protection Agency 27 if the agency designates a representative for the task force; and 28 (13) one public member selected by the governor. 29 (e) The task force shall select a chair for the task force from its members. 30 (f) The task force may hire employees to provide administrative services to the task 31 force.
01 (g) In this section, "recycled products" means products made from used products or 02 the components of used products. 03 * Sec. 3. Section 2 of this Act is repealed June 30, 1999. 04 * Sec. 4. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).