HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3278        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3528

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Randy Hunt

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act promoting the proper disposal of miniatures.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Evandro C. Carvalho

5th Suffolk

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Dylan Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Carole A. Fiola

6th Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk

Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex

Adrian Madaro

1st Suffolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Rady Mom

18th Middlesex

David K. Muradian, Jr.

9th Worcester

Mathew Muratore

1st Plymouth

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3278        FILED ON: 1/20/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3528

By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3528) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to further define miniature beverage containers under the "bottle bill", so-called.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act promoting the proper disposal of miniatures.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Section 321 of chapter 94 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definitions of “Beverage” and “Beverage container” and inserting in place thereof the following 2 definitions:-

“Beverage”, soda water or similar carbonated soft drinks, mineral water, alcoholic beverages sold in a miniature and beer and other malt beverages, but shall not include alcoholic beverages other than beer and malt beverages as defined in chapter 138 and alcoholic beverages sold in a miniature, dairy products, natural fruit juices or wine.

“Beverage container”, any sealable bottle, can, jar, or carton which is primarily composed of glass, metal, plastic or any combination of those materials and is produced for the purpose of containing a beverage, including a miniature. This definition shall not include containers made of biodegradeable material.

SECTION 2. Said section 321 of said chapter 94 is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “Label” the following definition:-

“Miniature”, any sealable bottle, can, jar, or carton which is primarily composed of glass, metal, plastic, or any combination of those materials that has a capacity of not more than 100 milliliters and is produced for the purpose of containing an alcoholic beverage.