Prior to the adoption of 17135 on 04/08/2002, Section 11-64 read as follows.


    (a) It shall be unlawful for any retailer or distributor to sell or offer for sale in this city any beverage container, or the contents thereof, unless such container shall have a refund value of not less than five cents ($0.05) cash money.

    (b) It shall be unlawful for any retailer or distributor to sell or offer for sale in this city any beverage container, or the contents thereof, unless such container is indelibly marked with the word "Columbia" or a reasonable abbreviation of "Columbia", for example, "COL.", either by embossing or by a stamp, label or other method affixed thereto, in not less than one-eighth inch type size.

    (c) Exceptions:

    (1)    Subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall not apply to any refillable beverage container that is made of glass, has the brand name affixed thereon, and which has a refund value in Columbia of at least two cents ($0.02) cash value.

    (2)    Subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall also not apply to sales or offers to sell beverage containers, or the contents thereof, in this city by distributors to other distributors or retailers for resale outside of the corporate limits of the city, provided that such other distributors or retailers execute and file with the director an affidavit stating that such beverage containers, or the contents thereof, will not be resold by them in the city.

    (d) Violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor, punishable as further provided in section 11-68.

(Code 1964, § 10.10210; Ord. No. 14513, § 1, 6-5-95)