Loss | March 30 2016
The bill would have banned certain single-use plastic bags and EPS foam food packaging, as well as the sale of unflavored bottled water. We supported this legislation and advocated for an amendment to add a pass-thru charge of 25-cents for all paper bags at point of sale, and an amendment to section 23-19.17-3(c) to include a fine as penalty for violations; the current bill states only a written notice for all infractions.
The bill was introduced and referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture on 02/25/2016. Unfortunately, on March 30 the Committee recommended that the measure be held for further study, which essentially means it's dead.
We hope you will also consider testifying when this bill comes to public hearing! Stay tuned to our Facebook event for more information.
Can't attend the hearing? No sweat - you can still help by emailing your support. We'll provide committee emails and talking points for written testimony when the bill is scheduled for public hearing.
Questions...? Please message our Northeast Regional Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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