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File #: 190942    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/26/2019
Effective date: 4/14/2020    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to the distribution of single-use, plastic beverage straws by food establishments and alcohol beverage establishments.
Sponsors: ALD. JOHNSON, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. KOVAC, ALD. DODD, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. STAMPER, ALD. LEWIS, ALD. RAINEY
Attachments: 1. Cheryl Nenn from Milwaukee Riverkeeper, 2. Bill Crowley from DRW
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/4/20191 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/26/20191 COMMON COUNCIL PASSED

Minutes note: Ald. Stamper, Lewis, Rainey, and Perez added as cosponsors.
Pass14:1 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/14/20190 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Johnson - Sponsor Ald. Stamper and Perez requested to be added as Co-sponsors. There were no objections.
Pass4:1 Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/14/20191 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PASSAGEPass4:1 Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/24/20190 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
190942
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. JOHNSON, BAUMAN, KOVAC, DODD, PEREZ, STAMPER, II, LEWIS AND RAINEY
Title
A substitute ordinance relating to the distribution of single-use, plastic beverage straws by food establishments and alcohol beverage establishments.
Section
68-32 cr
90-30.5 cr
Analysis
This ordinance prohibits food establishments and alcohol beverage establishments from providing single-use, plastic beverage straws to customers. Single-use means a product that is designed and intended to be used only once and is generally recognized by the public as an item that is to be discarded after one use.

Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 68-32 of the code is created to read:

68-32. Single-Use, Plastic Straws. 1. PROHIBITED. Effective April 14, 2020, no food establishment may provide any customer with a single-use, plastic straw, where “single-use” means a product that is designed and intended to be used only once and is generally recognized by the public as an item that is to be discarded after one use.

2. EXEMPTIONS. Subsection 1 shall not prohibit:
a. Prepackaged individual serving beverages where a small plastic straw is included in the packaging.
b. The provision of a plastic beverage straw to a customer upon request of a plastic beverage straw by the customer.
c. The provision of a plastic beverage straw to a customer receiving a viscous beverage, such as a milkshake or smoothie, that requires a large, durable straw, for which a non-plastic straw would not be suitable.
d. The provision of any other approved compostable straw as determined by the environmental sustainability director. The environmental sustainability director shall maintain a list of acceptable compostable straws.

Part 2. Section 90-30.5 of the code is created to read:

90-30.5. Single-Use, Plastic Straws Prohibited. 1. PROHIBITED. Effective April 14, 2020, no alcohol beverage e...

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