- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A proposal in Ohio to create a refundable deposit on glass, metal, plastic and other containers has cleared an initial hurdle.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Wednesday that supporters of the “Bottle Bill for Ohio” had enough valid signatures and met other requirements to continue their push for the constitutional amendment.

The measure would direct the Legislature to create a 5- to 10-cent refundable deposit on certain containers and designate locations where they could be returned for refunds. It also outlines rules for businesses.

Backers had to resubmit the proposal after failing to meet requirements in March.

The Ohio Ballot Board must now determine if the amendment contains a single issue or multiple issues before supporters can begin gathering the necessary signatures to put it before voters.

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