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 Bill Status of SB3424  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  RECYCLING-BEVERAGE CONTAINER

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush - Sara Feigenholtz - Laura Fine - Julie A. Morrison and Heather A. Steans

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
410 ILCS 620/16.10 new
30 ILCS 105/5.930 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. Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that a full service restaurant or quick service restaurant shall not provide single use plastic disposable foodware items to a consumer ordering or purchasing dine-in food unless requested by the consumer. Contains other specified requirements for full service or quick service restaurants and provides civil penalties for any violations. Effective July 1, 2021.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/14/2020SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  2/14/2020SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2020SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/18/2020SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  2/24/2020SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Sara Feigenholtz
  2/24/2020SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura Fine
  2/25/2020SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Julie A. Morrison
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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