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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 168 : Product Stewardship for Primary Batteries and Rechargeable Batteries

Subchapter 006 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 7593)
  • § 7593. Antitrust; conduct authorized

    (a) Activity authorized. A producer, group of producers, or primary battery stewardship organization implementing or participating in an approved primary battery stewardship plan under this chapter for the collection, transport, processing, and end-of-life management of primary batteries is individually or jointly immune from liability for the conduct under State laws relating to antitrust, restraint of trade, unfair trade practices, and other regulation of trade or commerce under 9 V.S.A. chapter 63, subchapter 1, to the extent that the conduct is reasonably necessary to plan, implement, and comply with the producer’s, group of producers’, or primary battery stewardship organization’s chosen system for managing discarded primary batteries. This subsection shall also apply to conduct of a retailer or wholesaler participating in a producer or primary battery stewardship organization’s approved primary battery stewardship plan when the conduct is necessary to plan and implement the producer’s or primary battery stewardship organization’s organized collection or recycling system for discarded batteries

    (b) Limitations on anti-trust activity. Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to an agreement among producers, groups of producers, retailers, wholesalers, or primary battery stewardship organizations affecting the price of primary batteries or any agreement restricting the geographic area in which, or customers to whom, primary batteries shall be sold. (Added 2013, No. 139 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 22, 2014.)