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Bill prohibiting wind turbine parts from ending up in landfills passed on second reading

House Bill 217 is looking at wind preventing wind turbine blades from being deposited in landfills. An amendment passed on second reading in the House on February 25, 2020. The amendment changed the year that the bill will take effect from 2020 to 2024. "I didn't oppose it. I call it a friendly amendment,” Rep. Bunky Loucks (R - HD 59) said. “I surely would like to have it not out until 2024. I can just imagine the amount of blades that the landfill is going to take in but I just want to see the bill go through."

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Legislators only have a few more days to pass bills out of the house of origin unless they suspend the rules.

House Bill 217 is looking at wind preventing wind turbine blades from being deposited in landfills. An amendment passed on second reading in the House on February 25, 2020. The amendment changed the year that the bill will take effect from 2020 to 2024. "I didn't oppose it. I call it a friendly amendment,” Rep. Bunky Loucks (R - HD 59) said. “I surely would like to have it not out until 2024. I can just imagine the amount of blades that the landfill is going to take in but I just want to see the bill go through."

Representative Loucks is the sponsor of the bill. He said that he knows that landfills make money from collecting wind turbine parts, but he thinks the parts need to be repurposed.

Representative Bill Henderson (R - HD41) said that the money landfills make on taking in the wind turbine parts is significant. He said a landfill collected $800,000 a year. He thinks the bill is a good idea, but it’s premature. "And I think we should hold off on this bill and allow the revenue that comes into the county landfills to continue to come," said Rep. Henderson.

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Legislators only have a few more days to pass bills out of the house of origin unless they suspend the rules.

House Bill 217 is looking at wind preventing wind turbine blades from being deposited in landfills. An amendment passed on second reading in the House on February 25, 2020. The amendment changed the year that the bill will take effect from 2020 to 2024. "I didn't oppose it. I call it a friendly amendment,” Rep. Bunky Loucks (R - HD 59) said. “I surely would like to have it not out until 2024. I can just imagine the amount of blades that the landfill is going to take in but I just want to see the bill go through."

Representative Loucks is the sponsor of the bill. He said that he knows that landfills make money from collecting wind turbine parts, but he thinks the parts need to be repurposed.

Representative Bill Henderson (R - HD41) said that the money landfills make on taking in the wind turbine parts is significant. He said a landfill collected $800,000 a year. He thinks the bill is a good idea, but it’s premature. "And I think we should hold off on this bill and allow the revenue that comes into the county landfills to continue to come," said Rep. Henderson.

According to the bill, there is a misdemeanor penalty attached to it and a potential fine not to exceed $1,000.

For more information on bills going through the legislature, go to wyoleg.gov.


Source: https://www.wyomingnewsnow....

FEB 25 2020
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