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5/22/2023 MEDIA ADVISORY:Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture to vote on polystyrene foam ban, two other bills
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture is scheduled to meet this Thursday, May 25, at 3:45 p.m. in the Senate Lounge on the second floor of the State House.  The committee will consider three bills:
  • 2023-S 0014 — This bill, introduced by Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence), would prohibit covered establishments from preparing, selling, processing or providing food or beverages in or on a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam, commonly called Styrofoam.
  • 2023-S 0015 — This bill, introduced by Senator Miller would ban state purchases of plastic bottles, bags and polystyrene. It would also require state funds to be used to lease or purchase alternative fueled vehicles and renewable energy efficient technologies for use on state property.
  • 2023-S 0703 — This bill, introduced by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37, South Kingstown), would provide amendments to multiple sections of law related to the marine fisheries council.
The meeting will be televised by Capitol Television, which can be seen on Channels 15 and 61 for high definition by Cox Communications subscribers, channel 15 for i3Broadband (formerly Full Channel) viewers and Channel 34 for Verizon subscribers. Livestreaming is available at

For more information, contact:
Fil Eden, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903