Introduced by Representatives Metzger of Milton, Brennan of Colchester, Emmons of Springfield, Howrigan of Fairfield, Martin of Springfield and Wright of Burlington
Subject: Conservation; beverage container redemption; handling fees
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to increase to five cents per container the handling fees that are paid to retailers who redeem beverage containers and to redemption centers under the state’s bottle bill.
AN ACT RELATING TO INCREASING THE HANDLING FEE UNDER THE BOTTLE BILL
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 10 V.S.A. § 1522(b) is amended to read:
retailer or a person operating a redemption center who redeems beverage
containers shall be reimbursed by the manufacturer or distributor of such
beverage containers in an amount which is at least the greater of
cents per container or twenty 20 percent of the amount of the
deposit returned to the consumer.
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