The Bottle Bill Battle Begins Anew

ALBANY—The quick fix promised for the state’s expanded bottle deposit law has turned into a reprise of the fight over the measure, which passed as part of this year’s state budget.
Senate Finance Committee chair Carl Kruger is advancing this bill, which, on its surface, just moves back the date on which bottlers and stores will have to comply. But it also contains a clause that would basically allow any “candy manufacturers, confectioneries, fish markets, fruit and vegetable markets, grocery stores,  convenience  stores,  meat markets, nut stores, dressed poultry markets, retail bakeries, bakery outlets, or any similar establishments” from having to accept bottles.

The Bottle Bill Battle Begins Anew