« Go Back   « Go Back
Candidate Key
 
 
 
 
 
Summary

The proposed act would require every beverage container sold or offered for sale in the Commonwealth to have a refund value of at least five (5) cents, and would prohibit the sale of metal beverage containers with flip-tops. It would apply to containers for beer and other malt beverages and to soft drinks. It would not apply to containers for dairy products or natural fruit juices, nor to containers which are biodegradable.

The act would authorize the Secretary of Environmental Affairs to certify containers as reusable or recyclable. It contains both enforcement and penalty provisions and would take effect on February 1, 1977.

1976 Nov 2 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 6 :: Initiative PetitionDo you approve of a law summarized below, which was disapproved by the House of Representatives on May 3, 1976, by a vote of 146-85, and on which no vote was taken by the Senate before May 5, 1976?

View as: # | %  
Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
14,624
15,409
1,871
30,033
31,904
Precinct 1
 
300
323
38
623
661
Precinct 2
 
212
302
57
514
571
Precinct 3
 
284
358
42
642
684
Precinct 4
 
312
411
46
723
769
Precinct 5
 
281
289
34
570
604
Precinct 1
 
106
173
42
279
321
Precinct 2
 
375
366
45
741
786
Precinct 3
 
214
195
29
409
438
Precinct 4
 
425
367
48
792
840
Precinct 5
 
473
346
36
819
855
Precinct 6
 
267
270
37
537
574
Precinct 1
 
393
499
72
892
964
Precinct 2
 
444
373
68
817
885
Precinct 3
 
402
422
42
824
866
Precinct 4
 
418
427
35
845
880
Precinct 5
 
374
311
40
685
725
Precinct 1
 
441
426
68
867
935
Precinct 2
 
257
362
67
619
686
Precinct 3
 
454
471
33
925
958
Precinct 4
 
476
501
64
977
1,041
Precinct 5
 
367
521
86
888
974
Precinct 6
 
371
546
61
917
978
Precinct 1
 
333
426
46
759
805
Precinct 2
 
428
357
38
785
823
Precinct 3
 
394
417
28
811
839
Precinct 4
 
375
510
26
885
911
Precinct 5
 
327
372
51
699
750
Precinct 6
 
390
435
48
825
873
Precinct 1
 
398
500
36
898
934
Precinct 2
 
523
410
49
933
982
Precinct 3
 
442
372
43
814
857
Precinct 4
 
486
344
34
830
864
Precinct 5
 
380
309
28
689
717
Precinct 1
 
451
497
56
948
1,004
Precinct 2
 
421
476
54
897
951
Precinct 3
 
543
452
56
995
1,051
Precinct 4
 
642
709
127
1,351
1,478
Precinct 5
 
445
564
61
1,009
1,070
Totals
 
14,624
15,409
1,871
30,033
31,904