Bill Summary for H 823 (2019-2020)
May 6 2019
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AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE "NC MANAGING ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE ACT OF 2019" TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS BY, AMONG OTHER MEASURES, INCREASING REVENUE DISTRIBUTED TO CITIES AND COUNTIES WITH PROGRAMS TO REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE, ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROGRAM TO REDUCE THE USE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS AT STATE-OPERATED FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES, AND DIRECTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW COMMISSION TO STUDY THE ISSUE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.Intro. by Warren, McGrady, Harrison, Grange.
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House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Adds that as a part of its study on the issue of single-use plastics, the Environmental Review Commission must study the impact that bans on single-use plastics packaging and food service ware have had on people with disabilities. Makes the Division of Services for the Blind (rather than the Department of Administration), which is within the Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for implementing the pilot program to eliminate the sale or provision of food or beverages for consumption on or off the premises, on or with single-use plastics at State agencies or agencies of a political subdivision of the State that is using State funds.