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S.235

Introduced by             Senator Chard of Windham County (By Request)

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:     Conservation; bottle bill; containers; nondairy beverage

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to expand the scope of the redeemable beverage container law to include all drinks intended for human consumption, except for milk and dairy‑derived products.

AN ACT RELATING TO EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF THE REDEEMABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINER LAW

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  10 V.S.A. § 1521(1) is amended to read:

(1)  “Beverage” means beer or other malt beverages and mineral waters, mixed wine drink, wine, spirits, soda water and, carbonated soft drinks, noncarbonated water, and all nonalcoholic carbonated or noncarbonated drinks in liquid form and intended for human consumption, except for milk and dairy‑derived products.  As of January 1, 1990, “beverage” also shall mean liquor.