Kansas Legislature Considers Dumping Waste Tire GrantsKansas Legislature Considers Dumping Waste Tire Grants
February 12, 2016
The Kansas House of Representatives is considering a bill that would reduce the state’s waste tire excise tax and eliminate its waste tire grant program.
H.B. 2517 was introduced Jan. 22 and assigned to the Kansas House Energy and Environment Committee (KDHE).
The bill would reduce the waste tire tax on new tires to 15 cents from 25, as well as eliminating waste tire grants to fund projects for cities, counties and schools for recycled rubber playground cover, park benches, picnic tables and running tracks, according to a Jan. 29 letter from the Kansas Office of the Budget.