March 6, 2017
On Tuesday, March 2, SLC Policy Analyst Anne Roberts Brody attended the signing of Arkansas House Bill 1267, creating the Used Tire Recycling and Accountability Program. During the 2017 Regular Session of the Arkansas General Assembly, she testified on House Bill 1267 before the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee of both chambers and, in December 2015, Ms. Roberts Brody testified on waste tire laws and regulations in Southern states before a joint meeting of the Arkansas House and Senate Committee. The testimony provided at these committee meetings was founded on the SLC Regional Resource, Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Waste Tire Disposal Laws in the Southern States, authored by Ms. Roberts Brody and analyzing waste tire laws and regulations in Southern states.
House Bill 1267 simplifies Arkansas's used tire fee structure by creating a rim removal fee, introduces an electronic uniform manifest system, provides funding for illegal dumping control officers and incentivizes the beneficial end-use of waste tires.