The "Primary" Bottle Bill Update was filed by Sen. Cynthia Creem and
Rep. Alice Wolf (H3515). This bill would update the definitions to
include water, teas, sports drinks, etc.
bills were also filed by Rep. Carlo Basile, Rep. Christopher G. Fallon, Rep.
Denis Guyer, Rep. Thomas M. Stanley, Rep. Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, and
Sen. Robert L. Hedlund. Some of these bills address only certain portions of
the bottle bill, but all of these update the definitions. Bills to update
other aspects of the bottle bill (e.g. reinstating the Clean
Environment Fund) were filed by Rep. Robert M. Koczera, Rep. Pam Richardson,
Sen. James B. Eldridge.
In all, approximately 68 State Representatives and State Senators have
sponsored or co-sponsored a bottle bill update.
The hearing date is scheduled for Fall 2009.