Environment Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

SB-77

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TIMING OF THE SUBMISSION OF THE PAINT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM'S ANNUAL REPORT.

Vote Date:

2/24/2016

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable

PH Date:

2/19/2016

File No.:

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Environment Committee

REASONS FOR BILL:

Beginning in 2010, the American Coatings Association lobbied for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program. The Program was established with the requirement that the Association submit an Annual Report on or before August 15th each year. The Association has requested extensions yearly because they have difficulty collecting the information needed for an August report. This bill moves the due date for the Annual Report to October 15 of each year.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

None expressed

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

Kevin Reynolds, American Coatings Association explains that because their fiscal year ends on June 30, they do not have enough time to collect data for an Annual Report by August 15.

CT Recyclers Coalition supports giving more time for the submission of the annual paint stewardship report in order to ensure the data is reviewed and correct.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

None expressed

Reported by: Jane Dauphinais

Date: 2/25/2016