HB1194 (2020) Detail

Establishing a surcharge for certain single use plastics.


HB 1194 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2277

08/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1194

 

AN ACT establishing a surcharge for certain single use plastics.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1; Rep. Vann, Hills. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a surcharge for the use of certain single use plastics.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2277

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing a surcharge for certain single use plastics.

 

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

 

1  New Subdivision; Single-Use Plastic User Surcharge.  Amend RSA 149-M by inserting after section 60 the following new subdivision:

Single-Use Plastic User Surcharge

149-M:61  Definitions.  In this subdivision:

I.  "Single-use plastics" means a single-use, disposable object made predominantly of plastic derived from either petroleum or a biologically based polymer, used to transfer a beverage from a container to the mouth of a person drinking the beverage.  

II.  "Merchant" means any business that offers items for sale at retail.  

149-M:62  Single-Use Plastic Use Surcharge.  In order to encourage the use of reusable cups and bags instead of single-use plastic cups and bags, a merchant may charge $0.05 per single-use plastic cup and single-use plastic bag.  The merchant shall keep the collected surcharge.  Single-use plastic bags that are used for bulk items, to prevent the leaking of food items, and packages of multiple bags or beverage containers shall be exempt from the surcharge.  

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect one year after its passage.

Links

HB1194 at GenCourtMobile
HB1194 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 4, 2020 House Exec Session
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 11, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1194 Revision: 6835 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 13
Jan. 23, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 09:30 am LOB 302
Jan. 31, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/31/2020 09:30 am LOB 302
Feb. 4, 2020 Executive Session: 02/04/2020 10:00 am LOB 302
Feb. 21, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/21/2020 10:00 am LOB 302
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:30 am LOB 302
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC)
March 11, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/11/2020 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 10 P. 4
March 11, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/11/2020