Chapter 38

(Amended by Chapter 183)

An Act relating to the statewide coordinator of and the commission on waste reduction, recycling and market development; amending K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 65-3424f and repealing the existing section; also repealing K.S.A. 74-5087 and 74-5088.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 65-3424f is hereby amended to read as follows: 65-3424f. (a) The secretary shall establish a program to make base and abatement grants to private companies, cities and counties which, individually or collectively, submit to the secretary plans, approved by the secretary. Abatement grants shall be used to abate waste tire ac- cumulations. Base grants shall be used to:

(1) Enforce laws relating to collection and disposal of tires;

(2) encourage recycling of tires; or

(3) develop and implement management plans for collection, abate- ment, recycling and disposal of tires.

(b) Each private company, city, county or group of private companies, cities or counties submitting a plan approved by the secretary shall be eligible for grants pursuant to this section on the basis of priority as de- termined by the secretary. No recipient shall be eligible to receive base grants for more than two consecutive fiscal years, but such limitation shall not apply to abatement grants. The secretary shall require any private company receiving a grant pursuant to this section to file with the sec- retary a surety bond, cash bond or other security in an amount and form approved by the secretary and conditioned on the use of the grant in accordance with the plan approved by the secretary.

(c) Private companies, cities and counties may join together, pooling their financial resources, when utilizing their grants for the purposes de- scribed in subsection (a).

(d) The secretary, in cooperation with the statewide coordinator of waste reduction, recycling and market development, may provide tech- nical assistance, upon request, to a private company, city, county or group of private companies, cities or counties desiring assistance in applying for waste tire grants or choosing a method of waste tire management which would be an eligible use of the grant funds.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 74-5087 and 74-5088 and K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 65-3424f are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the statute book.

Approved March 22, 1996.