Reemerging from the 2023 session, H.B. 1131 requires producers of certain paper products and packaging (covered PPP) to participate in and fund the operations of a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to collect and manage covered PPP from consumers and carry out other specified activities and provides for producers of certain beverage containers to satisfy producer responsibility obligations for the beverage containers through the formation of a distributor responsibility organization and the establishment of a deposit return system.
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