An Act To Increase the Bottle Redemption Deposit and the Amount Retained by Bottle Redemption Centers
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA §3103, sub-§§1 to 3, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 166, §14, are amended to read:
Sec. 2. 38 MRSA §3105, sub-§4, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 166, §14, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 38 MRSA §3106, sub-§7, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 166, §14, is amended to read:
1. Increases to 10¢ the deposit and refund value on refillable and nonrefillable beverage containers whose deposit and refund value is currently 5¢. This increase does not apply to wine and spirits containers;
2. Repeals the provision that authorizes the reduced handling fee for small brewers and water bottlers; and
3. Increases by 3¢ per returned container the reimbursement to the dealer or local redemption center for the cost of handling beverage containers beginning January 1, 2020.