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2010 Senate Bill 1285: Impose recycling and deposit mandate on newspapers
Introduced by Sen. Bruce Patterson R- on April 22, 2010
To impose a mandate on newspaper publishers to charge a deposit equal to 50 percent of the price of a paper, and to create recycling programs, regional redemption centers at which customers could return papers for a deposit refund, etc. Newspapers would be subject to reporting requirements, and would have to turn over unredeemed deposit money to the state, which would give it to public schools.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on April 22, 2010