BEVERAGE CONTAINERS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires that beverage containers sold, or offered for sale, on or after March 1, 1984, have a refund value, established by the distributor, of not less than 5 cents. Requires refund value be indicated on container. Requires that dealers and distributors pay the refund value on return of empty container. Provides for establishment of redemption centers. Provides for handling fees for dealers and redemption centers. Prohibits manufacturer from requiring a deposit from a distributor on a nonrefillable container. Contains definitions, specified exceptions, conditions, and other matters. Provides violation of statute is an infraction punishable by fine. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: Net fiscal effect on state and local governments cannot be determined. Could result in reduced litter cleanup costs, reduced solid waste disposal costs, and an unknown increase or decrease in tax revenue collections. Variables involved are discussed in more depth in Analyst's estimate.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 3359281; A: 44.1; N: 4256274; B: 55.9
Richard B. Spohn, Director, California Department of Consumer Affairs; Chris Adams, President, California State PTA (Parent-Teacher Association); D. Bill Henderson, Secretary-Treasurer, Southwestern States Council of the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL/CIO (formerly the Retail Clerks Union)
Barbara Keating-Edh, President, Consumer Alert Captain, President's Transition Team Consumer Product Safety Commission; Donald Beaver, President, California Grocers Association; Gary Peterson, Cofounder, California Resource Recovery Association President, Ecolohaul Recyclers
Rebuttal Against Author
Richard Spohn, Director, California Department of Consumer Affairs; Chris Adams, President, California State PTA (Parent-Teacher Association); D. Bill Henderson, Secretary-Treasurer, Southwestern States Council of the United Food and Commercial Workers, AFL/CIO (formerly the Retail Clerks Union)
Beverage Containers. California Proposition 11 (1982).