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AG tosses proposal creating refundable deposits for bottles

Associated Press • Mar 28, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Attorney General Mike said supporters of the “Bottle Bill for Ohio” did not submit the minimum requirement of 1,000 valid signatures to continue their effort. He also said the petition lacked a signed circulator statement required by law.

DeWine said in a statement that because of those flaws, he was unable to decide if their summary was a fair and accurate description of the proposal.

The group said in its summary that the proposed law would create a 5- to 10-cent refundable deposit on containers, including those that carry milk, mayonnaise, beer and other products. It also would require corporations to recycle such containers.

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