OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5618

AN ACT CONCERNING AN INCREASE IN THE HANDLING FEE FOR BOTTLE REDEMPTION CENTERS.

SUMMARY

This bill increases, by one cent each, the handling fees for beverage containers redeemed under the state's bottle redemption law. It increases, from 1.5 cents to 2.5 cents, the minimum fee for containers of beer and other malt beverages, and from two cents to three cents, the minimum fee for containers of mineral water, soda and carbonated soft drinks, and water. By law, distributors pay handling fees to dealers and redemption center operators. Beverage containers include certain glass, metal, and plastic bottles, cans, jars, and cartons.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2017

COMMITTEE ACTION

Environment Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

29

Nay

0

(03/22/2017)