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Bill Detail: SB20-055

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Title Incentivize Development Recycling End Markets
Status Governor Signed (07/13/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
House Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
J. Arndt (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
T. Story (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 01/08/2020

Zero Waste and Recycling Interim Study Committee. Section
1 of the bill directs the pollution prevention advisory board (board) within
the department of public health and environment (department) to
recommend to the department a structure and governing guidance for a
recycling market development center to support the development of
end-market businesses within the state. Section 1 also directs the

department to conduct a literature review of what industry and other states
are doing around the country regarding producer responsibility and to
create policy and legislative recommendations regarding the feasibility of
requiring producers to design, manage, and finance programs for
end-of-life management of their products and packaging as a condition
of sale.
Sections 3, 4, and 5 allow the board to use the recycling resources
economic opportunity fund and the front range waste diversion cash fund
to reimburse eligible recycling businesses for locally assessed personal
property taxes paid in the current tax year in this state on personal
property. Section 2 directs the board to establish a formula that it would
use in awarding personal property tax reimbursements.
Section 6 requires the department, on and after October 1, 2020,
to administer a statewide campaign to educate Colorado residents
concerning recycling. The department shall ensure the campaign includes:
  • Communications delivered via social media;
  • Television and radio public service announcements; and
  • The placement of written materials in public locations,
such as community centers, recreation centers, and
shopping centers.
In administering the campaign, the department shall consult with
municipal governments, county governments, and private agencies that
operate recycling programs. The department may contract with one or
more public or private entities for the preparation of materials to be used
in the campaign. The requirement is repealed, effective September 1,

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