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VirtualCongress July 31st, 2015 4:11pm

xXDOGEMASTERXx proposes Federal Bottle Deposit Bill

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FLAmerican Pensacola
08/01/15 9:53 pm

While I don't believe this could possibly be unconstitutional, I'll let the courts manage that should someone challenge.
Signed.

CodySTL Southern Illinois
07/31/15 4:07 pm

Nay. Unless it's strictly across state lines, I don't see how this could fall under federal jurisdiction.

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ImageAccess
08/01/15 10:09 am

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.

CodySTL Southern Illinois
08/01/15 11:07 am

Agreed. On top of the Constitutional issues, the overall benefits don't seem to be worth the costs.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
07/31/15 9:12 am

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.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
07/31/15 9:12 am

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.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
07/31/15 9:12 am

Section 1b: “Distributor” shall be defined as a business that sells beverage containers to consumers.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
07/31/15 9:12 am

Section 2: Manufacturers of beverage containers must clearly label “US 5¢” on the container.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
07/31/15 9:13 am

Section 3: Distributors must not refuse to accept empty beverage containers from consumers.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
07/31/15 9:13 am

Section 4: If a state already has a bottle deposit law, the federal deposit shall be added in addition to the state’s deposit.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
07/31/15 9:13 am

Section 5: The funds from all unclaimed deposits shall become property of the United States Government.

VirtualCongress Speaker NDAmerican
07/31/15 9:13 am

Section 6: This law shall come into effect one year after passage.