An Act To Increase the Reimbursement to Bottle Redemption Centers
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, this legislation increases the amount that initiators of deposit reimburse dealers and local redemption centers beginning May 1, 2019; and
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA §3106, sub-§7, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 166, §14, is amended to read:
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.
This bill increases the reimbursement to the dealer or local redemption center for the cost of handling beverage containers by one cent beginning May 1, 2019 and by an additional one cent beginning January 1, 2020.