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 Bill Status of HB1799  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  RECYCLING-BEVERAGE CONTAINER

House Sponsors
Rep. Delia C. Ramirez, Robyn Gabel, Anna Moeller, Ann M. Williams, Lindsey LaPointe, Kelly M. Cassidy, Anne Stava-Murray and Deb Conroy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Act. Provides for a deposit value of 5 cents to be paid by consumers on each beverage container sold in the State by a dealer for consumption. Provides that upon the return to a dealer or person operating a redemption center, the dealer or redemption center shall pay the value of the deposit back to the consumer as a refund. Sets forth requirements for the administration of the program. Provides certain exemptions to the program. Requires that the refund value be clearly indicated on all beverage containers sold in the State. Provides for the Environmental Protection Agency to certify redemption centers. Prohibits snap-top beverage containers. Provides that persons violating the Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Prohibits the manufacture of certain plastic metal beverage containers. Prohibits the disposal of beverage containers at sanitary landfills. Provides that deposits not passed on to the consumer through bottle redemption shall be distributed as follows: 75% to the Agency for environmental and conservation-related programs, and 25% to each distributor in proportion to the amount of beverage containers each distributor sold in the State. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Fund. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
  2/17/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/17/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  2/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  2/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/9/2021HouseAssigned to Energy & Environment Committee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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