$200,000 FOR RECYCLING CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINTS (H 5050)

By Bob Katzen

The House 126-27, Senate 36-3, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of $200,000 for a pilot program for the recycling of child passenger restraints.

In his veto message, Baker said, “I am striking language that earmarks funding for a program not recommended.”

Sen. Becca Rausch (D-Needham) said that “overriding Gov. Baker’s veto of this common-sense pilot program was a no-brainer.” “Reducing landfill waste and pollution in Massachusetts requires creative solutions,” said Rausch. “My successful budget amendment to create a statewide car seat recycling pilot program is a win for families and our commonwealth’s climate action goals, creating a way to divert up to 5,000 car seats out of landfills and into our recycling stream.”

(A “Yes” vote is for the $200,000. A “No” vote is against the $200,000.)

Rep. Christine Barber Yes Rep. Mike Connolly Yes Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven Yes Sen. Patricia Jehlen Yes

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