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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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S.30

Introduced by Senators Mullin of Rutland District, Senator Carris of Rutland District, Senator Collins of Franklin District, Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Maynard of Rutland District and Senator Miller of Chittenden District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

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 water 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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The Vermont General Assembly
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