SS HB 92, 2015 (Amended Section - Proposed Language)
260.345. 1. A state "Solid Waste Advisory Board" is created within the department of natural resources. The advisory board shall be composed of the chairman of the executive board of each of the solid waste management districts or his or her designee, and other members as provided in this section. Up to five additional members shall be appointed by the program director of the solid waste management program of which two members shall represent the solid waste management industry and have an economic interest in or activity with any solid waste facility or operation, one member may represent the solid waste composting or recycling industry businesses, and the remaining members shall be public members who have demonstrated interest in solid waste management issues and shall have no economic interest in or activity with any solid waste facility or operation but may own stock in a publicly traded corporation which may be involved in waste management as long as such holdings are not substantial. Beginning January 1, 2016, the advisory board shall prepare an annual report due on or before January first advising the department regarding:
(1) The efficacy of its technical assistance program;
(2) Solid waste management problems experienced by solid waste management districts;
(3) The effects of proposed rules and regulations upon solid waste management within the districts;
(4) Criteria to be used in awarding grants pursuant to section 260.335;
(5) Waste management issues pertinent to the districts;
(6) The development of improved methods of solid waste minimization, recycling and resource recovery;
(7) Unfunded solid waste management projects; and
(8) Such other matters as the advisory board may determine.
2. The advisory board shall also prepare a report on the subjects listed in subdivisions (1) to (8) of subsection 1 of this section for any standing, statutory, interim, or select committee or task force of the general assembly having jurisdiction over solid waste. If a report is so prepared, it shall be delivered to the chair and vice-chair of each committee or task force having such jurisdiction. Such a report shall not be generated and distributed on more than an annual basis.
3. The advisory board shall hold regular meetings on a quarterly basis. A special meeting of the advisory board may occur upon a majority vote of all advisory board members at a regular quarterly meeting. Reasonable written notice of all meetings shall be given by the director of the solid waste management program to all members of the advisory board. A majority of advisory board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All actions of the advisory board shall be taken at regular quarterly meetings open to the public.