Packaging Stewardship Program and Fund; established. (HB647)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Packaging Stewardship Program and Fund; Stewardship Advisory Committee; established. Establishes the Packaging Stewardship Program, administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. Under the Program, a producer that sells products with packaging materials in the Commonwealth pays a fee to the Department based upon the amount of packaging used and whether or not it is easily recyclable. A producer may establish an alternative collection program to offset some or all of the fees. The fees are paid into the Packaging Stewardship Fund, established in the bill, and are used to reimburse participating localities for expenses related to recycling, invest in recycling infrastructure and education, and pay administrative costs related to the Program. The bill authorizes the Department to contract with a third party to administer the Program. The bill also establishes a Stewardship Advisory Committee, with 23 members appointed by the Director of the Department, to oversee implementation of the Program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104221D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/24/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/26/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

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