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General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 5618

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 4557

 

*04557HB05618ENV*

Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (d) of section 22a-245 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2017):

(d) In addition to the refund value of a beverage container, a distributor shall pay to any dealer or operator of a redemption center a handling fee of at least [one] two and one-half cents for each container of beer or other malt beverage and [two] three cents for each beverage container of mineral waters, soda water and similar carbonated soft drinks or noncarbonated beverage returned for redemption. A distributor shall not be required to pay to a manufacturer the refund value of a nonrefillable beverage container.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2017

22a-245(d)

Statement of Purpose:

To promote recycling and the continued employment of workers in the bottle redemption industry.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

REP. MUSHINSKY, 85th Dist.; REP. GRESKO, 121st Dist.

REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.

H.B. 5618