Connecticut

2015 Connecticut House Bill 6033

Bill Number and Name House Bill 6033 – An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Juices, Teas, and Sports Drinks Under Connecticut’s Bottle Bill
Primary Sponsor Environment Committee
Beverages Covered Expand the current law to include juices, teas, and sports drinks.

Activity

1/22/2015 Referred to Joint Committee on Environment
1/23/2015 Public Hearing set for 2/4/2015
3/11/2015 House Joint Favorable
3/12/2015 House Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
3/20/2015 (LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/25/15 5:00 PM
3/26/2015 (LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
3/26/2015 Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
3/26/2015 House Calendar Number 154
3/26/2015 (LCO)File Number 223

Deposits and Fees

  • Deposit: $0.05 refundable deposit on each valid container (remains unchanged)
  • Handling Fee: $0.02 – for all beverages except beer (remains unchanged)

Redemption System

  • Unchanged

 

2015 Connecticut Senate Bill 148

Bill Number and Name Senate Bill 148 – An Act Increasing the Bottle Deposit Fee
Primary Sponsor Sen. Art Linares, 33rd Dist.
Beverages Covered Beverages covered remain unchanged.

Activity

1/20/2015 Referred to Joint Committee on Environment

Deposits and Fees

  • Deposit: Double the current deposit of $0.05 per beverage container to $0.10 per beverage container
  • Handling Fee: $0.02 – for all beverages except beer (remains unchanged)

Redemption System

  • Unchanged

 

2015 Connecticut Legislation - An Act Creating a Bottle Recycling Program for Bars and Restaurants

HB 5714 would create a bottle-recycling program for bars and restaurants that rewards these establishments for helping to assure that bottles from their business are recycled.

Bill Number and Name HB 5714
Primary Sponsor

Representative David Alexander, 58th District

Representative Mary G. Fritz, 90th District

Beverages Covered Bottles from Bars and Restaurants

Activity

1/21/15 Referred to Joint Committee on Environment

Details

To reward bars and restaurants for properly recycling bottles and to incentivize them to help maintain a clean environment (no further details provided).

 

Updated May 14, 2015

 


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