THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1133

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to include energy and dietary supplement beverage containers in the deposit beverage container program.

SECTION 2. Section 342G-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "deposit beverage" to read as follows:

""Deposit beverage" means beer, ale, or other drink produced by fermenting malt, mixed spirits, mixed wine, tea and coffee drinks regardless of dairy-derived product content, soda, or noncarbonated water, and all nonalcoholic drinks in liquid form and intended for internal human consumption that is contained in a deposit beverage container.

The term "deposit beverage" excludes the following:

(1) A liquid [which] that is:

(A) A syrup;

(B) In a concentrated form; or

(C) Typically added as a minor flavoring ingredient in food or drink, such as extracts, cooking additives, sauces, or condiments;

(2) A liquid [which] that is ingested in very small quantities and which is consumed for medicinal purposes only;

(3) [A liquid which is designed and consumed only as a nutritional supplement as defined in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-417) and not as a beverage;] A liquid which is deemed to be the sole item of a meal or a diet;

(4) Products frozen at the time of sale to the consumer, or, in the case of institutional users such as hospitals and nursing homes, at the time of sale to the users;

(5) Products designed to be consumed in a frozen state;

(6) Instant drink powders;

(7) Seafood, meat, or vegetable broths, or soups, but not juices; and

(8) Milk and all other dairy-derived products, except tea and coffee drinks with trace amounts of these products."

SECTION 3. Section 342G-101, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "deposit beverage" to read as follows:

""Deposit beverage" means beer, ale, or other drink produced by fermenting malt, mixed spirits, mixed wine, tea and coffee drinks regardless of dairy-derived product content, soda, or noncarbonated water, and all nonalcoholic drinks in liquid form and intended for internal human consumption that is contained in a deposit beverage container.

The term "deposit beverage" excludes the following:

(1) A liquid [which] that is:

(A) A syrup;

(B) In a concentrated form; or

(C) Typically added as a minor flavoring ingredient in food or drink, such as extracts, cooking additives, sauces, or condiments;

(2) A liquid [which] that is a drug, medical food, or infant formula as defined by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.);

[(3) A liquid which is designed and consumed only as a dietary supplement and not as a beverage as defined in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-417);] A liquid which is deemed to be the sole item of a meal or a diet;

(4)] (3) Products frozen at the time of sale to the consumer, or, in the case of institutional users such as hospitals and nursing homes, at the time of sale to the users;

[(5)] (4) Products designed to be consumed in a frozen state;

[(6)] (5) Instant drink powders;

[(7)] (6) Seafood, meat, or vegetable broths, or soups, but not juices; and

[(8)] (7) Milk and all other dairy-derived products, except tea and coffee drinks with trace amounts of these products."

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2014.



Report Title:

Deposit Beverage Container Program; Dietary Supplements

 

Description:

Exempts a container of liquid which is deemed to be the sole item of a meal or the diet from the Deposit Beverage Container Program. Removes the exemption for dietary supplement beverage containers from the Deposit Beverage Container Program. Effective July 1, 2014. (SB1133 HD2)

 

 

 

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