|Bill Number and Name||H.2686: An Act improving recycling in the Commonwealth|
|Primary Sponsor||Mark J. Cusack|
HB 2686 is substantially similar to S1865/H1744 in the previous legislative session. It would repeal the bottle bill, and in its place would impose a 1¢ fee on all beverages excluding milk and dairy substitutes. Fees raised to fund municipal recycling, public space recycling, and litter abatement. Fee sunsets in 3 years.
3/29/2018 Bill reported favorably by the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy and referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
CRI has written a report analyzing the projected impacts of this bill: "CRI Analysis of Massachusetts House Bill 2686 (repeal of Bottle Bill with penny fee on beverage containers for 3 years)," April 2018