Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Prohibited Release of Balloons

General Bill Info

Legislative Topic: 
Pollution
Bill Year: 
2020
Brief Bill Description: 

This bill would prohibit the intentional release of a balloon inflated with lighter-than-air gas. The prohibition would not apply to: a balloon released for scientific or metrological purposes on behalf of a governmental agency or pursuant to a governmental contract; a hot air balloon that is recovered after launching; or a balloon that is released and remains indoors.

Add to Agenda?: 
Consider Supporting
Legislative Activity Type: 
Bill

ECRI Position

ECRI Pro/Con: 
Support
Leg Agenda/Priority: 
Legislative Agenda
Support