97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced 2/1/2012, by Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Plastic Bulk Merchandise Container Act. Provides that a
person who is in the business of recycling, shredding, or destroying
plastic bulk merchandise containers, before purchasing 5 or more plastic
bulk merchandise containers from the same person, shall obtain a proof of
ownership, create a record of the sale, and verify the identity of the
seller. Provides that a person who is in the business of recycling,
shredding, or destroying plastic bulk merchandise containers shall not pay
for the containers in cash and shall record the method of payment used to
purchase the containers. Requires the purchaser to keep a record of the
sale for one year. Provides that a person who violates the Act is guilty of
a petty offense and subject to a fine not exceeding $500. Provides that the
Attorney General may inspect records and investigate alleged violations.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning business.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Plastic Bulk Merchandise Container Act.
As used in this Act:
"Plastic bulk merchandise container" means a plastic crate
or shell used by a product producer, distributor, or retailer
for the bulk transportation or storage of retail containers of
milk, eggs, or bottled beverage products.
"Proof of ownership" includes a bill of sale or other
evidence showing that an item has been sold to the person
possessing the item.
Requirements applicable to the sale of plastic
bulk merchandise containers.
(a) A person who is in the business of recycling,
shredding, or destroying plastic bulk merchandise containers,
before purchasing 5 or more plastic bulk merchandise containers
from the same person, shall:
(1) obtain from that person:
(A) proof of ownership for the containers; and
(B) a record that contains: