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HF 3606

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/29/2018 04:27pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; prohibiting counties, cities, and towns from regulating
auxiliary containers; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
471.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [471.9999] AUXILIARY CONTAINERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, an "auxiliary container" means
a bag, cup, bottle, or other packaging, whether reusable or single-use, that is:
new text end

new text begin (1) made of cloth; paper; plastic, including expanded or foamed plastic; cardboard;
corrugated material; aluminum; glass; postconsumer recycled; or similar material or
substrates, including coated, laminated, or multilayer substrates; and
new text end

new text begin (2) designed for consuming, transporting, or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages
from or at a food service or retail facility.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition. new text end

new text begin A county, statutory or home rule charter city, or town shall not
adopt or enforce an ordinance that:
new text end

new text begin (1) regulates the use or sale of auxiliary containers;
new text end

new text begin (2) prohibits or restricts auxiliary containers; or
new text end

new text begin (3) imposes a fee or charge on the use, disposition, or sale of auxiliary containers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exemption. new text end

new text begin This section shall not apply to auxiliary containers sold, leased,
or provided at facilities owned or operated by a statutory or home rule charter city or town.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; RETROACTIVE APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective
the day following final enactment. An ordinance adopted prior to the effective date of this
section that violates this section is void and unenforceable on and after the effective date.
new text end