House File 30 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 30 BY FISHER A BILL FOR An Act relating to beverage container reimbursement fees paid 1 by distributors to beverage dealers and persons operating 2 beverage container redemption centers. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 1289YH (1) 87 tr/rj
H.F. 30 Section 1. Section 455C.2, subsection 2, Code 2017, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 2. In addition to the refund value provided in subsection 3 1 of this section , a dealer, or person operating a redemption 4 center who redeems empty beverage containers or a dealer agent 5 shall be reimbursed by the distributor required to accept 6 the empty beverage containers an amount which is one cent 7 three cents per container. A dealer, dealer agent, or person 8 operating a redemption center may compact empty metal beverage 9 containers with the approval of the distributor required to 10 accept the containers. 11 EXPLANATION 12 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 13 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 14 This bill increases the reimbursement amount received by 15 a dealer or person operating a redemption center who redeems 16 empty beverage containers from 1 cent per container to 3 cents 17 per container. The reimbursement amount, commonly referred 18 to as a handling fee, is paid by the distributor who collects 19 the beverage containers from the dealer or person operating a 20 redemption center. 21 -1- LSB 1289YH (1) 87 tr/rj 1/ 1