House File 198 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 198 BY GASKILL A BILL FOR An Act relating to the applicability of beverage containers 1 control provisions. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 2020YH (2) 88 js/tm
H.F. 198 Section 1. Section 455C.1, subsections 1 and 2, Code 2019, 1 are amended to read as follows: 2 1. a. “Beverage” means : 3 (1) wine Wine as defined in section 123.3, subsection 48 , . 4 (2) alcoholic Alcoholic liquor or intoxicating liquor as 5 defined in section 123.3, subsection 5 , . 6 (3) beer Beer as defined in section 123.3, subsection 7 , . 7 (4) mineral Mineral water, soda water , and similar 8 carbonated soft drinks in liquid form and intended for human 9 consumption . 10 (5) Any liquid identified through the use of letters, 11 words, or symbols on its product label as a type of water, 12 including any flavored water or nutritionally enhanced water, 13 in a container more than or equal to four fluid ounces and less 14 than three liters. 15 (6) Tea and coffee drinks, regardless of dairy-derived 16 content, in a container more than or equal to four fluid ounces 17 and less than three liters. 18 (7) Any other liquid that is intended for human consumption 19 and is in a container more than or equal to four fluid ounces 20 and less than three liters. 21 b. For the purpose of this chapter, the term “beverage” 22 excludes the following: 23 (1) A liquid that is a syrup, in a concentrated form, or 24 typically added as a minor flavoring ingredient in food or 25 drink, such as but not limited to extracts, cooking additives, 26 sauces, or condiments, and has more than twenty percent juice 27 content. 28 (2) A liquid that is a drug, medical food, or infant 29 formula as defined by the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 30 codified in 21 U.S.C. §301 et seq. 31 (3) A liquid that is designed and consumed only as a dietary 32 supplement and not as a beverage as defined in the Dietary 33 Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, Pub. L. No. 34 103-417. 35 -1- LSB 2020YH (2) 88 js/tm 1/ 2
H.F. 198 (4) Instant drink powders. 1 (5) Milk, or any product marketed as a plant-based milk, 2 and all other dairy-derived products, except tea and coffee 3 drinks included in paragraph “a” , subparagraph (6), of this 4 subsection. 5 2. “Beverage container” means any sealed glass, plastic, 6 or metal bottle , or can , jar or carton containing a beverage. 7 “Beverage container” does not include jars, cartons, foil 8 pouches, and drink boxes. 9 EXPLANATION 10 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 11 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 12 Current law limits beverage containers subject to beverage 13 containers control deposit and refund provisions to any sealed 14 glass, plastic, or metal bottle, can, jar, or carton holding 15 wine, alcoholic liquor, beer, mineral water, soda water, and 16 carbonated soft drinks. When a distributor sells beverages in 17 eligible containers to a dealer, the distributor attaches an 18 extra 5 cents per eligible container to the sale price. When a 19 dealer sells beverages in eligible containers to a consumer, 20 the dealer passes on the 5-cent deposit to the sale price. A 21 consumer can take eligible beverage containers to a dealer, 22 dealer agent, or a redemption center and receive a 5-cent 23 refund for every eligible beverage container that the consumer 24 returns. A distributor collects eligible containers from a 25 dealer, dealer agent, or redemption center, at which time 26 the distributor pays the dealer, dealer agent, or redemption 27 center 5 cents per eligible container plus a handling fee of an 28 additional 1 cent per empty container. 29 This bill expands the definition of “beverage” and excludes 30 certain substances from that definition. The bill removes jars 31 and cartons from the definition of “beverage container” and 32 instead excludes jars, cartons, foil pouches, and drink boxes. 33 -2- LSB 2020YH (2) 88 js/tm 2/ 2