Amended in Assembly committee, S.B. 38 would require beverage manufacturers, as defined, in the state to form a beverage container stewardship organization which would be required to develop and submit to the department a plan, annual report, and budget for the recovery and recycling of empty beverage containers. The organization would also establish a stewardship fee, to be paid by beverage manufacturer members of the organization, to assist in covering the costs of implementing the beverage container stewardship program.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles