455C.1  Definitions.

As used in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  "Beverage" means wine as defined in section 123.3, subsection 37, alcoholic liquor as defined in section 123.3, subsection 5, beer as defined in section 123.3, subsection 7, mineral water, soda water and similar carbonated soft drinks in liquid form and intended for human consumption.

2.  "Beverage container" means any sealed glass, plastic, or metal bottle, can, jar or carton containing a beverage.

3.  "Commission" means the environmental protection commission of the department.

4.  "Consumer" means any person who purchases a beverage in a beverage container for use or consumption.

5.  "Dealer" means any person who engages in the sale of beverages in beverage containers to a consumer.

6.  "Dealer agent" means a person who solicits or picks up empty beverage containers from a dealer for the purpose of returning the empty beverage containers to a distributor or manufacturer.

7.  "Department" means the department of natural resources created under section 455A.2.

8.  "Director" means the director of the department.

9.  "Distributor" means any person who engages in the sale of beverages in beverage containers to a dealer in this state, including any manufacturer who engages in such sales.

10.  "Geographic territory" means the geographical area within a perimeter formed by the outermost boundaries served by a distributor.

11.  "Manufacturer" means any person who bottles, cans, or otherwise fills beverage containers for sale to distributors or dealers.

12.  "Nonrefillable beverage container" means a beverage container not intended to be refilled for sale by a manufacturer.

13.  "Redemption center" means a facility at which consumers may return empty beverage containers and receive payment for the refund value of the empty beverage containers.

Section History: Early form

  [C79, 81, § 455C.1; 82 Acts, ch 1199, § 71, 96]

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 32, § 111; 86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1899C, 1899D; 87 Acts, ch 22, § 12; 88 Acts, ch 1200, § 1; 89 Acts, ch 272, § 34, 42; 90 Acts, ch 1261, § 43, 44; 91 Acts, ch 268, § 433, 442, 443; 92 Acts, ch 1242, § 40, 47

Internal References

  Referred to in § 455B.313

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