House File 272 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 272 BY MASCHER , STAED , LENSING , and WINCKLER A BILL FOR An Act relating to beverage container refund value and handling 1 fee amounts. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1118YH (2) 87 tr/rn/rj
H.F. 272 Section 1. Section 455C.2, Code 2017, is amended to read as 1 follows: 2 455C.2 Refund values. 3 1. A refund value of not less than five ten cents shall 4 be paid by the consumer on each beverage container sold in 5 this state by a dealer for consumption off the premises. 6 Upon return of the empty beverage container upon which a 7 refund value has been paid to the dealer or person operating 8 a redemption center and acceptance of the empty beverage 9 container by the dealer or person operating a redemption 10 center, the dealer or person operating a redemption center 11 shall return the amount of the refund value to the consumer. 12 2. In addition to the refund value provided in subsection 13 1 of this section , a dealer, or person operating a redemption 14 center who redeems empty beverage containers or a dealer agent 15 shall be reimbursed by the distributor required to accept 16 the empty beverage containers an amount which is one cent 17 three cents per container. A dealer, dealer agent, or person 18 operating a redemption center may compact empty metal beverage 19 containers with the approval of the distributor required to 20 accept the containers. 21 Sec. 2. Section 455C.5, subsection 3, Code 2017, is amended 22 to read as follows: 23 3. The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of this section do 24 not apply to a refillable glass beverage container which has 25 a brand name permanently marked on it and which has a refund 26 value of not less than five ten cents, to any other refillable 27 beverage container which has a refund value of not less than 28 five ten cents and which is exempted by the director under 29 rules adopted by the commission, or to a beverage container 30 sold aboard a commercial airliner or passenger train for 31 consumption on the premises. 32 EXPLANATION 33 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 34 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 35 -1- LSB 1118YH (2) 87 tr/rn/rj 1/ 2
H.F. 272 This bill increases the refund value paid by and returned 1 to consumers for beverage containers from 5 cents to 10 cents. 2 The bill modifies corresponding language regarding the refund 3 value printed on certain beverage containers. 4 The bill also increases the reimbursement amount received by 5 a dealer or person operating a redemption center who redeems 6 empty beverage containers from 1 cent per container to 3 cents 7 per container. The reimbursement amount, commonly referred 8 to as a handling fee, is paid by the distributor who collects 9 the beverage containers from the dealer or person operating a 10 redemption center. 11 -2- LSB 1118YH (2) 87 tr/rn/rj 2/ 2