Bill Status of SB3975 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEPOSIT ACT
Sen. Laura M. Murphy
| 1/21/2022||Senate||Referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Beverage Container Deposit Act. Provides that every beverage container sold or offered for sale in the State shall have a specified refund value. Provides that a consumer shall pay a nonrefundable fee when purchasing a beverage container not made of aluminum, glass, high density polyethylene plastic, or polyethylene terephthalate that covers the consumer's cost of sorting, transporting, and recycling. Requires all distributors and importers of a beverage in or into the State to join as members of a Producer Responsibility Organization, which must be established and operated as a nonprofit organization. Provides specified performance targets for the Organization. Provides that the Organization shall create an advisory committee with the opportunity to provide written or oral comments directly to the Board of Directors and President of the Organization at least twice a year and submit to the General Assembly once per calendar year a written report with specified requirements. Provides that the Environmental Protection Agency may impose specified civil penalties and criminal fines for violations of the Act. Contains requirements concerning means of redemption of beverage containers for retailers, labeling requirements, timing requirements, performance targets, reporting obligations, and other requirements. Contains other provisions.