Bill Number and Name
H.175 An Act related to Expanding the Bottle Bill
Representative James McCullough
At the time of its implementation in 1973, Vermont’s bottle bill did not include non-carbonated drinks, a drink which now comprises half of the state’s beverage market. H. 175 would update the program to include non-carbonated beverages.
The bill formally included a provision that would also increase the deposit value on all non-alcoholic beverages from 5¢ to 10¢, keeping up with inflation and increasing redemption rates. This was removed during one of the bill's amendments.
• Updated to include non-carbonated beverages
|4/21/2021||Read First time in Senate and referred to Committee on Rules.|
|4/16/2021||Read Three times and passed in House.|
|4/16/2021||Third amendment by Rep. Gregoire disagreed to.|
|4/15/2021||Read Second time. Three instances of movement to amend the bill; first two amendments passed (see House journal here). Third reading ordered for the next day.|
|4/2/2021||Referred to Committee on Appropriations per Rule 35(a).|
|3/09/2021||Referred to Committee on Ways and Means per Rule 35(a).|
|2/03/2021||Read First Time and Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife.|
CRI submitted a letter of support for H. 175 on 25 February 2021. CRI then presented testimony in front of the House Committee on Ways and Means in support of H.175 on 9 March 2021. CRI has also submitted anticipated revenue projections upon the passage of H.175, analyzing the bill’s modernization of Vermont’s beverage container program.
Lasted Updated on 10 May 2021.