Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 396

    February Session, 2018

Substitute Senate Bill No. 428

Senate, April 10, 2018

The Committee on Environment reported through SEN. KENNEDY of the 12th Dist. and SEN. MINER of the 30th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING POST-CONSUMER CONTENT FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES SOLD IN CONNECTICUT.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2018) The Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall develop specific strategies for achieving the state goal of having plastic beverage containers sold in the state, regardless of size, contain not less than twenty-five per cent post-consumer recycled plastic content by the year 2025. For purposes of this section, "beverage container" means any plastic bottle, can, jar or carton that contains beer or other malted beverages, mineral waters, soda water and similar carbonated soft drinks in liquid form and intended for human consumption, water, including flavored water, nutritionally enhanced water, and any beverage that is identified through the use of letters, words or symbols on such beverage's product label as a type of water, juice, tea or sports drink.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

New section

ENV

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to develop strategies for the composition of plastic beverage containers. There is no fiscal impact as DEEP has the expertise to handle this requirement.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 428

AN ACT CONCERNING POST-CONSUMER CONTENT FOR PLASTIC BOTTLES SOLD IN CONNECTICUT.

SUMMARY

This bill requires the energy and environmental protection commissioner to develop specific strategies to achieve a state goal of having the plastic beverage containers sold in Connecticut be made of at least 25% post-consumer recycled plastic content by 2025. The bill provides that the goal applies to containers of any size.

Under the bill, a “beverage container” is any plastic bottle, can, jar, or carton that contains the following:

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

29

Nay

1

(03/22/2018)

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