Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 28

    February Session, 2016

Senate Bill No. 77

Senate, March 10, 2016

The Committee on Environment reported through SEN. KENNEDY of the 12th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF THE SUBMISSION OF THE PAINT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM'S ANNUAL REPORT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (h) of section 22a-904a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(h) On or before [August 15, 2014] October 15, 2016, and annually thereafter, the representative organization shall submit a report to the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection that details the paint stewardship program. Such report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) A description of the methods used to collect, transport and process postconsumer paint in this state; (2) the volume of postconsumer paint collected in this state; (3) the volume and type of postconsumer paint collected in this state by method of disposition, including reuse, recycling and other methods of processing; (4) the total cost of implementing the program, as determined by an independent financial audit, as performed by the independent auditor described in subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section and funded by the paint stewardship assessment; (5) an evaluation of the operation of the program's funding mechanism; and (6) samples of educational materials provided to consumers of architectural paint and an evaluation of the methods used to disseminate such materials.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

22a-904a(h)

ENV

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill extends, by two months, the deadline by which the paint stewardship program's annual report must be received by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). This has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

SB 77

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF THE SUBMISSION OF THE PAINT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM'S ANNUAL REPORT.

SUMMARY:

This bill extends by two months, from August 15 to October 15, the deadline by which the annual report on the state's paint stewardship program must be submitted to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

By law, the nonprofit organization created by paint producers to implement the program submits the report. The report must include, among other things, (1) a description of the methods used to collect, transport, and process the paint; (2) the volume and type of paint collected; (3) the total cost to implement the program; and (4) an evaluation of the program's funding mechanism.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

BACKGROUND

Paint Stewardship Program

The paint stewardship program provides consumers and businesses with a way to manage unused architectural paint. Unused paint may be dropped off, for no fee, at various locations around the state. The program is funded by an assessment added to the purchase price of paint covered by the program.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

26

Nay

3

(02/24/2016)

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