HB481 (2017) Detail

Relative to the use of small capacity, light weight plastic bags by retailers.


HB 481 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0254

06/01

 

HOUSE BILL 481

 

AN ACT relative to the use of small capacity, light weight plastic bags by retailers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Bartlett, Merr. 19; Rep. Doherty, Merr. 20; Rep. Shepardson, Ches. 10; Rep. W. Pearson, Ches. 16; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Suzanne Smith, Graf. 8; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1; Rep. Spang, Straf. 6; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Municipal and County Government

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill permits towns to adopt bylaws to regulate the distribution of certain plastic bags.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0254

06/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the use of small capacity, light weight plastic bags by retailers.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Subparagraphs; Powers and Duties of Towns; Power to Make Bylaws.  Amend RSA 31:39, I by inserting after subparagraph (p) the following new subparagraphs:

(q)  Prohibiting the distribution of disposable plastic shopping bags to consumers.

(r)  Requiring retailers to collect a charge from customers for disposable plastic shopping bags.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB481 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 1, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB481 Revision: 462 Date: Jan. 27, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Municipal and County Government HJ 3 P. 15
Feb. 1, 2017 Public Hearing: 02/01/2017 10:40 AM LOB 301
Feb. 8, 2017 Executive Session: 02/08/2017 01:00 PM LOB 301
March 8, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 14-6; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
March 9, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 189-147 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 47