HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 389        FILED ON: 1/10/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2881


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Randy Hunt


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.






Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Michael J. Barrett

Third Middlesex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr.

5th Worcester

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

Daniel R. Cullinane

12th Suffolk

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Diana DiZoglio

First Essex

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Paul R. Feeney

Bristol and Norfolk

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Dylan A. Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Carole A. Fiola

6th Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Richard M. Haggerty

30th Middlesex

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Christopher Hendricks

11th Bristol

Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

Russell E. Holmes

6th Suffolk

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Kathleen R. LaNatra

12th Plymouth

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Joan Meschino

3rd Plymouth

Liz Miranda

5th Suffolk

David K. Muradian, Jr.

9th Worcester

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

Brian W. Murray

10th Worcester

Shaunna L. O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

Jerald A. Parisella

6th Essex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

David Allen Robertson

19th Middlesex

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Michael J. Soter

8th Worcester

Alyson M. Sullivan

7th Plymouth

Paul F. Tucker

7th Essex

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

Andres X. Vargas

3rd Essex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk

Thomas P. Walsh

12th Essex

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

Susannah M. Whipps

2nd Franklin

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 389        FILED ON: 1/10/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2881

By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2881) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to further define miniature beverage containers under the "bottle bill", so-called.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3528 OF 2017-2018.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court



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 2016 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 biodegradable 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.