Summary: S.1247 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1247. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (05/10/1983)

Beverage Container Reuse and Recycling Act - Prohibits the sale of carbonated beverages in beverage containers by retailers and distributors unless such containers carry a refund value of not less than five cents. Requires that retailers and distributors pay the amount of the affixed refund value of brands of beverages bought and sold by such retailers or distributors.

Prohibits distributors and retailers from selling beverages in metal beverage containers with detachable openings.

Preempts State or local laws which the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency determines are inconsistent with this Act.

Prohibits States from imposing any tax on the collection or return of refund values established by this Act.

Imposes penalties up to $1,000 for violation of the provisions of this Act.