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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5146

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 872

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING RECYCLING AND THE REDUCTION OF LITTER AT PUBLIC BALLFIELDS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 22a-241k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(a) For the purposes of this section:

(1) "Generated" means sold or given away at a common gathering venue; and

(2) "Common gathering venue" means any area or building, or portion thereof, that is open to the public, including, but not limited to, any (A) building that provides facilities or shelter for public assembly, (B) inn, hotel, motel, sports arena, ballfields, supermarket, transportation terminal, retail store, restaurant or other commercial establishment that provides services or retails merchandise, or (C) museum, hospital, auditorium, movie theater or university building.

(b) Each common gathering venue where designated recyclable items may be generated while the public congregates at such venue and that provides for the collection of solid waste shall provide recycling receptacles for the collection of any designated recyclable items generated at such venue, provided nothing in this section shall be construed to require an owner or operator of such venue, or the municipality where such venue is located, to provide such recycling receptacles whenever such receptacles are provided by another person pursuant to contract. Such recycling receptacles shall be as accessible to the public and at the same locations as trash receptacles. Any existing trash receptacle may be converted to a recycling receptacle by labeling or other means appropriate to identify that such receptacle is dedicated to the collection of designated recyclable items.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2016

22a-241k

ENV

Joint Favorable