The Environment and Natural Resources committee continues to work on LD 2104, An Act To Support and Increase the Recycling of Packaging, that would create a first in the nation extended producer responsibility framework for the State of Maine. On Thursday, March 5, Sen. Brownie Carson (D-Cumberland) presented an amendment that significantly altered the original proposal. The amendment proposed the following changes to the original legislation (http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_129th/billtexts/HP150001.asp):
Having just received the amendment that day, the committee voted to table the bill so members could further review the proposed changes. The committee will continue to work the bill during the next several weeks, and we will keep you updated on the changes and proposals that are made. If you have any questions, please contact Ben Gilman by calling (207) 623-4568, ext. 111, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.