Raleigh, N.C. — The state Senate dispensed with more than 20 bills Wednesday, hearing little if any debate on each. Among the measures that cleared the chamber were:
HB 315: Plastics Labeling Requirements: Certain plastic bottles are biodegradable. Those biodegradable bottles contain material that can disrupt the recycling process used to remake other non-biodegradable plastic bottles. Under H 315, biodegradable plastic bottles would have to be labeled as not recyclable. The bill now goes to the governor.
HB 610: Modify Requirements for In-Stand Beer Sales: Currently, only Bank of America stadium in Charlotte is allowed to have vendors sell beer to patrons sitting in the stands. Under HB 610, such in-stand beer sales would be allowed in stadiums with at least 3,000 seats. The bill now goes to the governor.
HB 774: Building Code Exclusions / Primitive Structures: HB 774 exempts certain primitive structures from parts of the building code. It is designed to let the Turtle Island Preserve and other similar camps stay open. The bill now goes to the governor.
HB 821: Triad Farmers Market / Rename for Senators Bob Shaw: The bill would rename the Triad Farmer's Market for former state Sen. Bob Shaw.
H 829: Sale of Growlers by Certain ABC Permittees: The "Growler Bill" would allow restaurants, retailers and wine shops to sell resealable 64-ounce glass jugs of beer. Growler sales and refills are currently allowed only at the brewery. The bill now goes to the governor.