The 2013 Louisiana Bill
|Bill Number and Name||HB445|
|Sponsors||Representative Eddie Lambert|
|Beverages Covered||water, carbonated beverages, beer and malt, mixed wine and spirits|
|Containers Covered||Sealed metal, plastic or glass cans, bottles, and jars under 70 oz.|
|Other Fees / Taxes||None|
|Reclamation System||Authorized redemption centers|
|Unredeemed Deposits||Remitted to the Environmental Trust Fund and used for administration of the deposit system|
This deposit system, to be administered by the Department of Environmental Quality, would establish a 5¢ deposit on most beverage containers sold in the state.
The deposit would be collected by dealers and remitted monthly to the state. Handling fees (1 or 2 cents) would be paid to redemption centers by the Department.
This bill leaves most of the administrative details up to the Department, which is authorized to make rules regarding deposit initiation, permitting, redemption, container pickup, and other matters.
The bill also establishes a system of fines for violations.
March 29, 2013: Prefiled and provisionally referred to the Committee on Commerce.
April 8, 2013: referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
May 1, 2013: Involuntarily deferred in committee
The 2010 Louisiana CampaignA Louisiana representative introduced a deposit bill in March of 2010, but it was abandoned in May before we ever heard about it.
|Bill Number and Name||House Bill 760|
|Primary Sponsor||Eddie J. Lambert (R)|
|Beverages Covered||Carbonated soft drinks, beer, and malt drinks, mixed wine and spirits|
|Containers Covered||Sealed metal, plastic, and glass containers under 70 ounces|
|Handling Fees||Under 32 oz: 2¢
32 oz. and up: 4¢
Paid by distributors to retailers/redemption centers
|Reclamation System||Return to retail or redemption centers|
|Unredeemed Deposits||Retained by state|
The bill also forbids the sale of containers with parts that detach on opening the container, and also forbids the sale of containers held together with plastic devices (e.g. six-pack rings).
March 17, 2010: Prefiled and provisionally referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
March 29, 2010: First reading and officially referred to Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
June 21, 2010: Died in committee without vote