Texas

Senate Bill 1450

Bill Number and Name Senate Bill 1450 – An Act relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives (Companion Bill to House Bill 2425) Bill Text
Primary Sponsor Senator Ellis

Activity

3/12/2015 Filed
3/12/2015 Received by the Secretary of the Senate
3/18/2015 S Referred to Natural Resources & Economic Development

Beverages Covered

The following drinks are covered under the proposed law: beer, ale, malt liquor, other drinks produced by fermenting malt, wine coolers, soda, water (including mineral and vitamin), carbonated water (including mineral carbonated), carbonated soft drinks, noncarbonated soft drinks and sport drinks, noncarbonated fruit drinks, energy drinks, coffee and tea drinks, and carbonated fruit drinks. Milk and containers over 1 gallon size are not included in the program.

Deposits and Fees

  • Deposit: < 24 oz. = $0.05 refundable deposit on each valid container; at least 24 oz. = $0.10 refundable deposit on each valid container
  • Handling Fee: $0.015 – for each container redeemed by the redemption center

Redemption System

  • Return to redemption center: Redemption centers can be established, owned, and operated by either a local government or independent entity, where containers may be returned for their refund value.
  • Redemption center owners and operators must attend biannual trainings

House Bill 2425

Bill Number and Name House Bill 2425 – An Act relating to water quality improvement and pollution reduction through beverage container recycling incentives (Companion Bill to Senate Bill 1450) Bill Text
Primary Sponsor Eddie Rodriguez

Activity

3/05/2015 Filed
3/13/2015 Read First Time
3/13/2015 Referred to Environmental Regulation Committee

Beverages Covered

The following drinks are covered under the proposed law: beer, ale, malt liquor, other drinks produced by fermenting malt, wine coolers, soda, water (including mineral and vitamin), carbonated water (including mineral carbonated), carbonated soft drinks, noncarbonated soft drinks and sport drinks, noncarbonated fruit drinks, energy drinks, coffee and tea drinks, and carbonated fruit drinks. Milk and containers over 1 gallon size are not included in the program.

Deposits and Fees

  • Deposit: < 24 oz. = $0.05 refundable deposit on each valid container; at least 24 oz. = $0.10 refundable deposit on each valid container
  • Handling Fee: $0.015 – for each container redeemed by the redemption center

Redemption System

  • Return to redemption center: Redemption centers can be established, owned, and operated by either a local government or independent entity, where containers may be returned for their refund value.
  • Redemption center owners and operators must attend biannual trainings.
Updated March 19, 2015

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