Reduce Fraud in the Redemption of Beverage Containers

Last updated: Mar 3, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Bruce Bickford, House 63
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1055

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill amends the State's bottle redemption laws to authorize initiators of deposit subject to a commingling agreement to include in the agreement authorization to conduct audits of beverage containers presented by a dealer or local redemption center for pickup or payment of refund value and to take certain actions against the dealer or local redemption center in the case of a failed audit. The bill also provides for a grievance process whereby a dealer or local redemption center may file a grievance with the Department of Environmental Protection to challenge an action taken by an initiator of deposit in the case of a failed audit.