CHAPTER 483

FORMERLY

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 40

ESTABLISHING AN ALUMINUM CONTAINER MONITORING COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF ALUMINUM CAN EXEMPTION TO THE BOTTLE LAW ON THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CLIMATE IN DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, The General Assembly has enacted a mandatory container deposit law which is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 14, 1983; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly has adopted legislation to delay the effect of the mandatory container deposit law on aluminum cans until Jan. 1, 1984; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the citizens of Delaware that the effect of the aluminum can exemption be seriously studied during the period between Jan. 14, 1983 and Jan. 1, 1984; and

WHEREAS, the impact of the aluminum can exemption on the economic and environmental climate in Delaware should be evaluated by a broad cross-section of Delawareans;

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 131st General Assembly, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that there is hereby created an Aluminum Container Monitoring Committee to evaluate the impact of the aluminum can exemption to the state's so-called Bottle Bill; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee shall be appointed by the Governor and shall be composed of one representative of the Delaware Farm Bureau, one representative of the Delaware State Grange, one representative from the soft drink industry, one representative of the malt beverage distributors, two representatives of environmental groups, one representative of the Delaware Department of Transportation, one representative of the Delaware Development Office, one representative of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, one representative of retailers of beverages, and one representative of a small municipal government; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee shall meet in the last quarter of 1982 and shall meet three (3) times in 1983 prior to June 1 to evaluate the economic and environmental impact of the aluminum can exemption to the Bottle Bill; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the Committee shall serve until their successors have been appointed; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than June 1, 1983.

Approved July 13, 1982.