102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/17/2021, by Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new
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.
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AN ACT concerning safety.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Act.
As used in this Act, the following
terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless the context
"Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection
"Beverage" means (i) wine, alcoholic liquor, or beer as
defined in the Liquor Control Act of 1934 or (ii) mineral
water, tea, coffee, soda water, or similar carbonated soft
drinks, bottled water, juice, or other drinks in liquid form
intended for human consumption and excluding products that are
primarily derived from dairy.
"Beverage container" means any glass, plastic, aluminum,
or other metal can, bottle, jar, or carton, in which the
bottler or the manufacturer has sealed the contents.
"Consumer" means a person who purchases or acquires a
beverage in a beverage container for the use of its contents.
"Dealer" means a person who sells or offers for sale to
consumers within this State a beverage in a beverage