House Bill 158 seeks to require all manufacturers and distributors of covered beverages to participate in a producer responsibility organization that shall manage the collection and disposition of beverage containers. In addition, the bill would increase from four cents a container to five cents a container the fee a manufacturer or distributor of a beverage container pays to a retailer or redemption center for redemption of a container of a beverage brand that is not part of a commingling program.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles