Expansion Bill

Bill Number and Name Expansion Bill Senate Bill 199
Primary Sponsor Senator Rebekah Warren


3/12/2015 Introduced.
3/12/2015 Referred to Committee on Natural Resources

Beverages Covered

Under the current program soft drinks, carbonated waters, beer, ale, malts, mixed wine drinks, and mixed spirit drinks are accepted. The proposed law would expand the program to include carbonated and noncarbonated water, beer, ale, or other malt drinks, mixed wine and spirit drinks, as well as carbonated or noncarbonated drink in liquid form. Presumably, this would add the beverage categories of juice, sports and energy drinks, teas, and other drinks.

Exclusions of the program included are unflavored rice milk, unflavored soymilk, milk, or a dairy-derived product.

Deposits and Fees

  • Deposit remains at 10 cents per beverage container – language changed from at least 10 cents to not less than 10 cents.

Redemption System

  • Remains unchanged


  • No penalties


The bill seeks to expand the state “bottle bill” deposit requirement to include water and all nonalcoholic carbonated or noncarbonated drinks sold in an airtight metal, glass, or plastic container that holds one gallon or less, except for milk and unflavored rice or soy milk, with some additional exceptions.

Updated May 14, 2015

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