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HB 558 - Prohibits Restaurant Use of Plastic Straws Unless Specifically Requested - New Hampshire Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Restaurant Use of Plastic Straws Unless Specifically Requested

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Title: Prohibits Restaurant Use of Plastic Straws Unless Specifically Requested

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits restaurant use of plastic straws unless specifically requested.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits the use of single-use plastic straws (Sec. 2).

  • Requires a food service business to provide a single-use plastic straw to a customer only when explicitly requested by the customer (Sec. 2).

  • Defines “single-use plastic straw” as a single-use, disposable tube made predominantly of plastic derived from either petroleum or a biologically based polymer, such as corn or other plant sources, used to transfer a beverage from a container to the mouth of an individual drinking the beverage (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that single-use plastic straws do not include a straw made from a non-plastic material, including, but not limited to, paper, paste, sugar cane, wood, or bamboo (Sec. 2).

  • Defines “food service business” as a business that sells or provides food for consumption on or off the premises, and includes, but not limited to (Sec. 2): 

    • Restaurants;

    • Cafes;

    • Delicatessens;

    • Coffee shops

    • Supermarkets or grocery stores;

    • Vending trucks or carts;

    • Food trucks;

    • Movie theaters; or 

    • Business or institutional cafeterias.

  • Specifies that food service business does not include any healthcare facility required to be licensed by the state (Sec. 2).

Title: Prohibits Restaurant Use of Plastic Straws Unless Specifically Requested

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