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S.P. 326 - L.D. 985

An Act To Improve the State's Returnable Bottle Law and

Adjust Handling Fees

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 1862, sub-2-A is enacted to read:

2-A.__Commingling agreement.__"Commingling agreement" means an
agreement between 2 or more initiators of deposit allowing the
beverage containers for which they have initiated deposits to be
commingled by dealers and redemption centers, as described in
section 1866-D.

Sec. 2. 32 MRSA 1862, sub-8-A, as enacted by PL 2001, c. 661, 2, is
amended to read:

8-A. Initiator of deposit or initiator. "Initiator of
deposit" or "initiator" means a manufacturer, distributor or
other person who initiates a deposit on a beverage container
under section 1863-A.

Sec. 3. 32 MRSA 1862, sub-12-E is enacted to read:

12-E.__Reverse vending machine.__"Reverse vending machine"
means an automated device that uses a laser scanner and
microprocessor to accurately recognize the universal product code
on containers and to accumulate information regarding containers
redeemed, enabling the reverse vending machine to accept
containers from redeemers and to issue script for the containers'
refund value.

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