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Introduced in Senate (01/15/1979)

Beverage Container Reuse and Recycling Act of 1979 - Prohibits the sale of carbonated beverages in beverage containers by retailers and distributors unless such containers carry a refund value of not less than five cents. Requires that retailers and distributors pay the amount of the affixed refund value for brands of beverages bought and sold by such retailers or distributors.

Prohibits States from imposing any tax on the collection or return of refund values established by this Act.

Prohibits distributors and retailers from selling beverages in metal beverage containers with detachable openings.

Imposes penalties of up to $1,000 and/or 60 days imprisonment for violation of the provisions of this Act.

Stipulates that the labeling of refund values shall be required within three years of the date of enactment of this Act. Stipulates that the prohibition on detachable metal openings shall take effect one year after the date of enactment of this Act.