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  1. Introduced Jan 4, 2012
  2. Passed Senate Jan 31, 2012
  3. Passed House Feb 29, 2012
  4. Signed into Law Mar 14, 2012

SB 131

Indiana Senate Bill

Environmental matters. Defines "program year" as a calendar year for certain electronic waste programs. Establishes program year dates for certain recycling goals. Requires the department to include restrictive covenants on a property transfer disclosure form. Includes tire disposal as a "waste tire processing operation". Removes certain requirements for a septage management vehicle identification. Allows the department of environmental management (department) to issue a septage management permit that incorporates approval of a land application site. Establishes certain waste source reduction goals. Requires the holder of an incinerator permit to notify the department and appropriate local government officials about certain contaminant effects from incineration exceeding control levels of an air pollution control permit. Exempts a manufacturer of tires that keeps 5,000 waste tires or less in an enclosed structure from certain registration provisions. Exempts a person that obtains a certificate of registration from having to obtain a solid waste processing facility permit: (1) for activities covered under the registration; or (2) if the person stores or processes waste tires in a facility according to certain regulations. Excludes a waste tire amnesty day sponsored by a local government from certain registration requirements. Allows disposal of waste tires by: (1) delivery to a facility that retreads tires; (2) delivery to a facility that is registered as a storage site or processing operation; or (3) collection by a registered transporter. Provides that waste tire transporters may not design their own manifest form. Requires from a recycler a list of collectors from which the recycler received covered electronic devices. Requires the department to: (1) provide information on a property's restrictive covenants; and (2) include environmental defects on a property transfer disclosure form. Abolishes the clean manufacturing technology board. Repeals provisions pertaining to: (1) waste exchange; (2) solid and hazardous waste materials exchange; (3) waste incineration; and (4) waste tires. Requires the department to provide solid waste management districts with a curriculum model that includes educational core principles concerning: (1) the reuse, recycling, and collection of mercury; and (2) the reuse, recycling, collection, and proper disposal of solid waste. Provides that solid waste management districts must implement educational programs that meet the minimum standards established by the department in the curriculum model. Provides that, in 2015 and every fifth year thereafter, the legislative council must require an interim study committee or a statutory study committee to: (1) assess solid waste management districts; and (2) determine whether any changes should be made to the statutes governing districts. Specifies additional information that a solid waste management district must include in the annual report prepared by the district and provided to the department, the department of local government finance, and the legislative council. Requires a solid waste management district to publish the report on an Internet web site maintained by the district or on the Internet web sites maintained by the counties that are members of the district. Requires the commission on state tax and financing policy to study issues related to the financing of solid waste management districts during the 2012 interim. Requires the environmental quality service council to study issues concerning the powers of solid waste management districts to: (1) establish and issue permits that are not specifically authorized by a statute; and (2) impose and collect fees that are not specifically authorized by a statute; during the 2012 interim.
2012 Regular Session
Bill Subjects:
Environmental Public Services
Sponsors (3):



Date Chamber  
Mar 26, 2012 House SECTION 60 effective 03/14/2012
Mar 26, 2012 House SECTIONS 1 through 59 effective 07/01/2012
Mar 26, 2012 House Public Law 37
Mar 14, 2012 Senate Signed by the Governor
Mar 9, 2012 Senate Signed by the President of the Senate
Mar 8, 2012 Senate Signed by the President Pro Tempore
Mar 8, 2012 House Signed by the Speaker
Mar 1, 2012 Senate Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 301: yeas 46, nays 1 - Related Vote
Feb 29, 2012 Senate Motion to concur in House amendments filed
Feb 29, 2012 House Returned to the Senate with amendments
Feb 29, 2012 House Third reading: passed; Roll Call 295: yeas 93, nays 0 - Related Vote
Feb 28, 2012 House Second reading: ordered engrossed
Feb 23, 2012 House Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Feb 9, 2012 House First reading: referred to Committee on Environmental Affairs
Jan 31, 2012 Senate House sponsor: Rep. Wolkins
Jan 31, 2012 Senate Referred to the House
Jan 31, 2012 Senate Third reading: passed; Roll Call 110: yeas 49 and nays 0
Jan 26, 2012 Senate Second reading: ordered engrossed
Jan 23, 2012 Senate Senator Tallian added as coauthor
Jan 23, 2012 Senate Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Jan 4, 2012 Senate Senator Charbonneau added as second author
Jan 4, 2012 Senate First reading: referred to Committee on Energy and Environmental Affairs
Jan 4, 2012 Senate Authored by Senator Gard


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