xXDOGEMASTERXx proposes Federal Bottle Deposit Bill
While I don't believe this could possibly be unconstitutional, I'll let the courts manage that should someone challenge.
Nay. Unless it's strictly across state lines, I don't see how this could fall under federal jurisdiction.
This & a side note, I'd be interested to see (real life mind you) what the cost is in real terms. For example, to run, reimburse, accounting, implementation & ultimately the cost to consumers in energy usage.
My hunch is that it's just gov $ grab.
Agreed. On top of the Constitutional issues, the overall benefits don't seem to be worth the costs.
Propose legislation link: onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=EAA6A44C1BF636BE%21257
Federal Bottle Deposit Bill
Section 1: Every beverage container purchased in the United States shall have a federal deposit value of five cents, which the consumer may refund at a distributor’s place of business.
Section 1a: “Beverage Container” shall be defined as a sealed metal, glass, paper, or plastic container that holds less than one gallon of a liquid for consumption, excluding dairy products.
Section 1b: “Distributor” shall be defined as a business that sells beverage containers to consumers.
Section 2: Manufacturers of beverage containers must clearly label “US 5¢” on the container.
Section 3: Distributors must not refuse to accept empty beverage containers from consumers.
Section 4: If a state already has a bottle deposit law, the federal deposit shall be added in addition to the state’s deposit.
Section 5: The funds from all unclaimed deposits shall become property of the United States Government.
Section 6: This law shall come into effect one year after passage.