Planning and Development Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

HB-5540

Title:

AN ACT TRANSFERRING CERTAIN POWERS OF THE BRISTOL RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY OPERATING COMMITTEE TO THE WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING BOARD.

Vote Date:

3/23/2012

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

3/21/2012

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL: Planning and Development

REASONS FOR BILL:

To transfer certain powers from the Bristol Resource Recovery Facility Operating Committee to the West Central Connecticut Solid Waste and Recycling Board.

Substitute Language:

Allows the BRRFOC to transfer the bonds to the new Board which name has not been established. It allows the transfer without approval of the participating municipality, or the adoption by a referendum.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

None Expressed

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

Bristol Resource Recovery Facility Operating Committee: (BRRFOC)

The Bristol Resource Recovery Facility Operating Committee supports H.B. 5540 but would like to see modifications in the language of the bill. The BRRFOC is forming a new Board which consolidates waste disposal and recycling. The bonds under BRRFOC need to be transferred to the new Board.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

None Expressed

Reported by: Allison Blancato

Date: 4/2/12