OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6540

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES IN MIXED MATERIAL CONTAINERS.

SUMMARY:

The beverage packaging law generally prohibits selling or offering for sale plastic beverage containers that include aluminum or steel in the containers' basic structure.

This bill exempts beer and other malt beverages from the law's definition of “beverage,” thus allowing the sale and offer for sale of beer and other malt beverages in plastic containers containing these metals. It continues to ban the sale or offer for sale of these containers for mineral waters, soda water, and carbonated soft drinks.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

25

Nay

3

(03/18/2013)