Keller, along with Charlie Reighart, also testified
during the January 21th Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee hearing regarding the Senate version – SB0116
MRN board members played a key role in drafting the original
legislation which passed both houses in 2020 but stalled due to the
pandemic. Read more about the testimony here.
Update (2/12): On 2/11, HB 164 passed the House by 133-2; on 2/3, SB 116 passed the Senate by 46-0.
Events: In response to the HB0036 Environment – Packaging, Containers, and Paper Products – Producer Responsibility, we’re hosting a free virtual discussion, EPR in Maryland: How Could It Work?, on Monday, February 8 at 12 noon. We’ll explore the ins and outs of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and take a look at new legislation designed to implement EPR for packaging and paper in Maryland. We’ll hear from the bill’s sponsor Brooke Lierman, Maryland State Delegate, District 46 as well as a panel of industry professionals who will address questions on the anticipated impact of EPR on Maryland’s local government and recycling industry. Get more details and register here.
The Legislative Committee will be sharing information on the bills MRN supports and opposes in the coming weeks. You can also visit the Legislative & Regulatory page for continuing updates.