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Measure 37
Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election

BROADENS TYPES OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

REQUIRING DEPOSIT AND REFUND VALUE

QUESTION: Shall bottle bill be expanded to require consumers, dealers to pay deposits, receive refunds on additional types of beverage containers?

SUMMARY: Amends statutes. Under current law, consumers and dealers pay deposits and receive refunds on all beer and carbonated beverage containers. Dealers must accept such containers for refund. Measure broadens law to include any liquid drink intended for humans, except dairy products or substitutes, distilled spirits or liquor, or wine with over eight percent alcohol. Measure requires refund value for containers of:

-- Beer, malt beverages or carbonated drinks, any size.

-- Non-carbonated drinks, other than water, from six ounces to one liter.

-- Water, up to two liters.

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Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722