HB1472 (2020) Detail

Restricting the distribution of plastic straws.


HB 1472 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

11Mar2020... 0697h

2020 SESSION

20-2511

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1472

 

AN ACT restricting the distribution of plastic straws.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spang, Straf. 6; Rep. Levesque, Straf. 4; Rep. Balch, Hills. 38; Rep. Gilman, Rock. 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits food service businesses from providing a single-use plastic straw to a customer unless specifically requested.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11Mar2020... 0697h 20-2511

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT restricting the distribution of plastic straws.

 

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

 

1  Purpose; Solid Waste Management Methods.  In accordance with RSA 149-M:2 and RSA 149-M:3, which establishes source reduction as the waste management method with the highest priority in the hierarchy of solid waste management methods to be used by the department of environmental services, the distribution of single-use plastic straws in New Hampshire shall be restricted in accordance with this subdivision.

2  New Subdivision; Prohibition of Single-Use Plastic Straws.  Amend RSA 149-M by inserting after section 60 the following new subdivision:

Prohibition of Single-Use Plastic Straws

149-M:61  Definitions.  In this subdivision:

I.  "Single-use plastic straw" means a single-use, disposable tube made predominantly of plastic derived from either petroleum or a biologically based polymer, such as corn or other plant sources, used to transfer a beverage from a container to the mouth of a person drinking the beverage.  "Single-use plastic straw" does not include a straw made from a non-plastic material, including, but not limited to, paper, pasta, sugar cane, wood, or bamboo.

II.  "Food service business" means a business that sells or provides beverages or food and beverages for consumption on or off the premises, and includes, but is not limited to, any restaurant, cafe, delicatessen, coffee shop, vending truck or cart, movie theater, or business or institutional cafeteria, including those operated by or on behalf of the state.  "Food service business" shall not include any health care facility required to be licensed under RSA 151:2.

149-M:62  Plastic Straw Restriction.  A food service business shall provide a single-use plastic straw to a customer only when explicitly requested by the customer, or when a customer selects a single-use plastic straw from a self-service dispenser.  This section shall be exempt from RSA 149-M:5.

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

Links

HB1472 at GenCourtMobile
HB1472 Discussion

Action Dates

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

Bill Text Revisions

HB1472 Revision: 8350 Date: March 12, 2020, 3:02 p.m.
HB1472 Revision: 7178 Date: Dec. 3, 2019, 10:11 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 1 P. 23
Jan. 23, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 10:15 am LOB 302
Feb. 14, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/14/2020 01:00 pm LOB 302
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 10:30 am LOB 302
March 11, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0697h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 12-8; RC) HC 10 P. 38
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0697h (Vote 12-8; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 11, 2020 Amendment # 2020-0697h: AA VV 03/11/2020
March 11, 2020 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0697h: MA RC 197-135 03/11/2020