Washington Five Cent Bottle Bill, Initiative 1353 (2014)

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The Washington Five Cent Bottle Bill, Initiative 1353 (2014) may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People. The measure would have required a minimum five-cent deposit on most glass, metal and plastic beverage containers sold in the state.

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Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title read as follows:[1]

Initiative Measure No. 1353 concerns beverage containers.

This measure would require a minimum five-cent deposit on certain beverage containers that are sold in Washington and require sellers, distributors, and manufacturers to accept empty containers and refund the deposits, with exceptions.

Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ][2]

Ballot measure summary

The official ballot summary read as follows:[1]

This measure would require a minimum five-cent deposit on most glass, metal, and plastic beverage containers sold in Washington. The deposit value must be marked on each container. State-approved redemption centers could be established to receive beverage containers and refund deposits. Beverage sellers, distributors, and manufacturers would be required to accept empty containers and pay refund deposit values, with exceptions for unmarked, broken, or contaminated containers. Sellers may impose daily return limits on individuals.[2]

Support

Washington Bottle Bill was the main supporter of this measure. Kelley Koeppen was the primary sponsor of Initiative 1353's proposal.[1][3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing the initiative process in Washington

Supporters were required to collect at least 246,372 valid signatures by July 3, 2014 in order to land the initiative on the ballot. No signatures were submitted by the prescribed deadline.[1]

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