The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 005 : SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS; EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOOD SERVICE PRODUCTS; SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS; AND SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STIRRERS(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6694)
[Section 6694 effective July 1, 2020.]
§ 6694. Single-use plastic straws
(a) A food service establishment shall not provide a single-use plastic straw to a customer, except that a food service establishment may provide a straw to a person upon request.
(b) The prohibition on sale or provision of a single-use plastic straw under subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to:
(1) a hospital licensed under 18 V.S.A. chapter 43;
(2) a nursing home, residential care home, assisted living residence, home for the terminally ill, or therapeutic community, as those terms are defined in 33 V.S.A. chapter 71; or
(3) an independent living facility as that term is defined in 32 V.S.A. chapter 225.
(c) This section shall not alter the requirements of 9 V.S.A. chapter 139 regarding the provision of services by a place of public accommodation. (Added 2019, No. 69, § 2, eff. July 1, 2020.)