Introduced by Senator Mullin of Rutland District and Senator Leddy of Chittenden District
Subject: Conservation; beverage container; bottle bill; nondairy beverages
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to expand the scope of the beverage container deposit law to include wine and all nonalcoholic carbonated or noncarbonated drinks, except for unflavored rice milk, unflavored soy milk, milk, and dairy‑derived products. It also proposes to limit the scope of the law so that it only pertains to containers that are less than one gallon in size.
AN ACT RELATING TO EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF THE BOTTLE BILL
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 10 V.S.A. § 1521 is amended to read:
§ 1521. DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of this chapter:
(1) “Beverage” means beer or other
malt beverages and mineral waters, mixed wine drink, wine, spirits, soda
and, carbonated soft drinks, noncarbonated water, and
all nonalcoholic carbonated or noncarbonated drinks in liquid form and
intended for human consumption, except for unflavored rice milk, unflavored
soy milk, milk, and dairy-derived products. As of January 1, 1990, “beverage” also shall mean liquor.
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(3) “Container” means the individual, separate, bottle, can, jar, or carton composed of glass, metal, paper, plastic, or any combination of those materials containing a consumer product and with a capacity of less than one gallon. This definition shall not include containers made of biodegradable material.
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