Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Regulation of packaging materials. Amends the home rule statute to prohibit a local government unit from: (1) regulating: (A) certain activities with respect to reusable or disposable auxiliary containers designed for one time use or for transporting merchandise or food from food or retail facilities (auxiliary containers); or (B) a manufacturer of, a distributor of, or a food or retail facility that sells, provides, or otherwise makes use of, auxiliary containers, in connection with certain activities involving auxiliary containers; or (2) imposing any prohibition, restriction, fee, or tax with respect to auxiliary containers or to a manufacturer of, a distributor Regulation of packaging materials. Amends the home rule statute to prohibit a local government unit from: (1) regulating: (A) certain activities with respect to reusable or disposable auxiliary containers designed for one time use or for transporting merchandise or food from food or retail facilities (auxiliary containers); or (B) a manufacturer of, a distributor of, or a food or retail facility that sells, provides, or otherwise makes use of, auxiliary containers, in connection with certain activities involving auxiliary containers; or (2) imposing any prohibition, restriction, fee, or tax with respect to auxiliary containers or to a manufacturer of, a distributor of, or a food or retail facility that sells, provides, or otherwise makes use of, auxiliary containers, in connection with certain activities involving auxiliary containers. Specifies that the prohibitions do not apply to: (1) curbside recycling programs or residential or commercial recycling locations in a unit; or (2) certain activities involving auxiliary containers at any event that: (A) is organized, sponsored, or permitted by a local government unit; and (B) takes place on property owned by the unit. Makes cross-references to: (1) these prohibitions concerning the regulation of auxiliary containers; and (2) an existing prohibition included in the home rule statute and concerning housing programs; in the section of the home rule statute that sets forth various limits on the powers of local government units. ... View more