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SB 306: Disposable Plastic Bags

GENERAL BILL by Bullard ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Soto ; Clemens ; Sobel ; Margolis ; Altman

Disposable Plastic Bags; Authorizing certain municipalities to establish pilot programs to regulate or ban disposable plastic bags; providing program criteria; providing for expiration of the program; directing participating municipalities to collect data and submit reports to the municipal governing body and the Department of Environmental Protection; defining the term “coastal community”, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Environmental Preservation and Conservation (EP)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    9/17/2015 Senate • Filed
    10/6/2015 Senate • Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Community Affairs; Fiscal Policy -SJ 25
    1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 25
    1/15/2016 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Environmental Preservation and Conservation, 01/20/16, 1:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
    1/20/2016 Senate • Favorable by Environmental Preservation and Conservation; YEAS 8 NAYS 1 -SJ 221
    • Now in Community Affairs -SJ 221
    3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Community Affairs

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  • SB 306, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 9/17/2015 at 8:44 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Environmental Preservation and Conservation (Pre-Meeting) 1/19/2016 (pdf)
    Environmental Preservation and Conservation (Post-Meeting) 1/20/2016 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 143 Disposable Plastic Bags Richardson Identical Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
    Location: In committee/council (ANRS)

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    1/20/2016 1:30 PM Environmental Preservation and Conservation 8 Yeas - 1 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    403.70325 Page 1 (pdf)
    403.7033 Departmental analysis of particular recyclable materials. Page 2 (pdf)

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