October 18, 2019
House Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee
HB 73 (Environmental Regulation) by Representative Overdorf was heard in its first committee. The bill requires counties and cities to address the contamination of recyclable material in contracts entered into for the collection, transport and processing of residential recycling materials. The bill applies to contracts executed or renewed after October 1, 2020. The bill passed unanimously.
Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee
The Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee held a workshop on infrastructure resiliency and climate change. Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Broward County’s Chief Resiliency Officer, addressed the committee on infrastructure improvements impacting flood risk and exposure including drainage, wastewater, and septic systems. The presentation highlighted the need for regional collaboration between local and state governments to apply consistency in planning, standards, and investments.