HB 1856

85(R) - 2017
House Environmental Regulation
House Environmental Regulation

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Ken King

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of a defense under the Solid Waste Disposal Act for persons engaged in certain recycling transactions.

Fiscal Notes

An impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

Under state law, with regard to enforcement and administrative orders concerning imminent and substantial endangerment, a person is responsible for solid waste if they arrange for the management of solid waste or accept solid waste for transportation to a facility. HB 1856 would not hold a person who arranges for the recycling of scrap metal responsible in the aforementioned instances if they can establish that they meet federal criteria to be free from liability under 42 U.S.C. Section 9627.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Given the procedural nature of this bill, HB 1856 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral. 

Organizations Supporting

Texas Chemical Council