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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 49         FILED ON: 1/10/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1605

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael O. Moore

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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 relative to the bottle bill.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 49        FILED ON: 1/10/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1605

By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1605) of Michael O. Moore, Stephen L. DiNatale, Michael R. Knapik, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to expansion of the Bottle Bill.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1681 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the bottle bill.
 

              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. A commission shall be created to determine the fiscal and environmental benefits to Massachusetts as a result of an expansion to the so called "Bottle Bill" referenced in section 321 of chapter 94 of the General Laws. Said commission shall consist of seven members including the secretary of energy and environmental affairs or their designee, two members chosen by the senate president, one member chosen by the senate minority leader, two members chosen by the speaker of the house, one member chosen by the house minority leader, one who is a member of the Massachusetts Beverage Association and one who is a member of the MASSPIRG. The secretary of energy and environmental affairs or their designee shall serve as chairman for the expressed purpose of convening said commission to elect a permanent chair from among the commission members.

              SECTION 2. Said commission shall complete its work and submit its findings no later than February 1, 2014. Said findings will be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on telecommunication, utilities and energy and the joint committee on environment, natural resources and energy.

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