SB 305 Creates record-keeping requirements for certain buyers of plastic bulk merchandising containers
Sponsor: Parson
LR Number: 1492S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment
Last Action: 2/24/2011 - Second Read and Referred S Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee Journal Page: S332
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 305 - The act creates record-keeping requirements for businesses that purchase plastic bulk merchandise containers for recycling, shredding, or destruction. When such a business purchases ten or more containers at one time from a single seller, the business must: obtain proof that the containers are lawfully owned; create a record with the seller's name, address, telephone number and information about the transaction; and verify the identity of the seller by using a driver's license or other government-issued photo id.

Businesses must not conduct sales transactions in such a way so as to purposefully avoid the act's requirements. Businesses must retain the record of the sales transaction for one year and the record must be made available to law enforcement agents upon request.

A violation of the act is a class A misdemeanor.

ERIKA JAQUES