Bill would allow higher deposits on car battery purchases in WisconsinPeople in Wisconsin who buy a car battery and don't turn in the old one may lose a few more bucks in the future.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
MADISON — People in Wisconsin who buy a car battery and don't turn in the old one may lose a few more bucks in the future.
A bill introduced by state Sen. Chris Larson would remove the $5 cap on deposits that retailers can charge when they sell an auomotive or other lead acid batteries.
Larson said the $5 limit doesn't really encourage people to return their used battery.
That winds up hurting retailers because they pay manufacturers a deposit of more than $15 on each one.
The bill has bipartisan support in the Legislature. A similar proposal failed last year in the Assembly.