Senate Debates Solid Waste Fee Increase

This week the Senate Finance Committee heard sponsor testimony on Senate Bill 50, which would increase from 25¢/ton to 50¢/ton one of the state fees levied on the transfer or disposal of solid waste.

The proceeds of the increase would be used to provide more funding to the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

The bill sponsor, Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township), also introduced this bill in the 132nd General Assembly. The OMA opposes the increase of the solid waste fee to protect the competitiveness of regulated entities. 3/14/2019