Legislation championed by school children and billed to save the environment and K-12 education died in committee Wednesday under fears of fraud and hidden costs fueled in part by a Seinfeld episode.
HB 1247 would have mandated a 5 cent per bottle refundable deposit on the majority of glass or plastic bottles purchased in the state. The deposits not recovered by bottle purchasers would have essentially been split between administrative costs of the program and education.
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