Prevent Pollution from Single-use Plastic Straws, Splash Sticks and Beverage Lid Plugs

Last updated: Jun 9, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator David Miramant, Senate 12 - Knox County
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 602



UPDATE: The Senate voted the bill Ought Not to Pass.

UPDATE: The Committee reconsidered the bill and revoted it 11-2 Ought Not to Pass.

UPDATE: The committee amended the bill after input from RAM and other stakeholders. The amended bill makes straws available by request only starting in 2023, and a ban of plastic or bio-resin straws in 2024. It eliminates the 5 cent fee on alternatives and has statewide preemption. It also allows pre-packaged straws (juice boxes) and the continued retail sale of plastic straws for personal use. Bill passed committee 7-3.


Senator Miramant of Knox would prohibit the manufacture and the sale and distribution, at retail or wholesale, of single-use drinking straws, splash sticks and beverage lid plugs made wholly or partly of plastic. It would also require a 5 cent fee on non-plastic alternatives.