Bill Text - HB1194 (2020)

Establishing a surcharge for certain single use plastics.


Revision: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

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.