HB 1472 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1472
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
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.
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.
|Jan. 23, 2020||House||Hearing|
|March 3, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|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 HJ 7 P. 119|
|March 11, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0697h: MA RC 197-135 03/11/2020 HJ 7 P. 119|
|June 16, 2020||Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8|
|June 16, 2020||No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8|