HB 5552 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  RECYCLING-BEVERAGE CONTAINER

House Sponsors
Rep. Ann M. Williams-Anna Moeller-Delia C. Ramirez, Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Mary Edly-Allen, Michelle Mussman, Bob Morgan, Karina Villa, Robyn Gabel and Kelly M. Cassidy

Synopsis As Introduced
      Creates the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Act. Provides for a deposit value of 5 cents to be paid by consumers on each beverage container sold in the State by a dealer for consumption. Provides that upon the return to a dealer or person operating a redemption center, the dealer or redemption center shall pay the value of the deposit back to the consumer as a refund. Sets forth requirements for the administration of the program. Provides certain exemptions to the program. Requires that the refund value be clearly indicated on all beverage containers sold in the State. Provides for the Environmental Protection Agency to certify redemption centers. Prohibits snap-top beverage containers. Provides that persons violating the Act shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. Prohibits the manufacture of certain plastic metal beverage containers. Prohibits the disposal of beverage containers at sanitary landfills. Provides that deposits not passed on to the consumer through bottle redemption shall be distributed as follows: 75% to the Agency for environmental and conservation-related programs, and 25% to each distributor in proportion to the amount of beverage containers each distributor sold in the State. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Illinois Container Fee and Deposit Fund. Amends the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Provides that a full service restaurant or quick service restaurant shall not provide single use plastic disposable foodware items to a consumer ordering or purchasing dine-in food unless requested by the consumer. Contains other specified requirements for full service or quick service restaurants and provides civil penalties for any violations. Effective July 1, 2021.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  3/3/2020

House

Assigned to Energy & Environment Committee

HB 5169 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  EPA-POLYSTYRENE FOAM BAN
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House Sponsors
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz-Anna Moeller, Robyn Gabel, Bob Morgan, Kelly M. Cassidy, Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer and Michelle Mussman

Synopsis As Introduced
      Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2022, a store may not sell or distribute in this State a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam. Directs the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt rules to implement the amendatory Act's provisions.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/25/2020

House

Assigned to Energy & Environment Committee

HB 3335 - OPPOSE

Short Description:  CARRYOUT BAG FEE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Ann M. Williams, Kelly M. Cassidy, Bob Morgan, Michelle Mussman, Mary Edly-Allen, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer and Robyn Gabel

Synopsis As Introduced
      Creates the Carryout Bag Fee Act. Provides that a carryout bag fee of $0.10 is imposed on each carryout bag used by a customer at retail establishments, except in municipalities with a population greater than 1,000,000, with $0.03 being returned to the retail establishment, $0.04 into the Carryout Bag Fee Fund, $0.01 to the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois, $0.01 into the Solid Waste Management Fund, and $0.01 into the Partners for Conservation Fund. Provides that the carryout bag fee does not apply to the retail sale or use of carryout bags that are used to carry items purchased under specified governmental food assistance programs. Repeals the new Act on January 1, 2026. Amends the State Finance Act making conforming changes. Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may not ban, place a fee or tax on, or regulate in any other manner the use, disposition, content, taxation, or sale of carryout bags. Limits the applicability of the provisions as they relate to a county or municipality that charged a fee or tax on carryout bags on February 1, 2018 and specified recycling programs. Limits home rule powers.

Last Action 

Date

Chamber

 Action

  2/5/2020

House

To Sales, Amusement & Other Taxes Subcommittee

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