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SB 431 - Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Taxing Auxiliary Containers - Tennessee Key Vote

Cameron Sexton voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-7) -

Title: Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Taxing Auxiliary Containers

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (69-21) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Taxing Auxiliary Containers

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits local governments from regulating, restricting, and taxing auxiliary containers.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines “auxiliary container” as a bag, cup, bottle, can, device, and eating or drinking utensil, tool whether reusable or single use which is designed for transporting food or beverages made of the following, including (Sec. 1):

    • Cloth, paper, or plastic;

    • Foamed or expanded plastic, cardboard, corrugated material; and

    • Aluminium, glass, or recycled material.

  • Defines “local government” as a county, municipality, or county with a metropolitan form of government (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a local government rom adopting or enforcing a resolution, ordinance, or regulation that (Sec. 1):

    • Regulates the use, disposition, or sale of an auxiliary container;

    • Prohibits or restricts an auxiliary container; or

    • Enacts a fee, charge, or tax on an auxiliary container.

  • Specifies that this act shall not restrict the following, including (Sec. 1):

    • A curbside or commercial recycling program;

    • A designated residential or commercial recycling location; or

    • The use of an auxiliary container on property owned by a local government.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Local Governments from Regulating, Restricting, or Taxing Auxiliary Containers

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