Proposal could tack extra fee on paint in Illinois

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In the past, extra tax fees have been placed on goods and services, such as the 10-percent tax implemented on tanning, but did you ever think paint would see an extra tax?

Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal that would tack on a fee to the cost of paint. A hearing is scheduled for the proposal in November of 2013, according to a report by the Herald-Review. The proposal is aimed at creating a paint recycling program called the Paint Stewardship Act, according to the Illinois General Assembly.

According to the American Coatings Association, the first paint stewardship law was passed in Oregon in 2009. The legislation was proposed by non-profit organization, PaintCare. The organization makes paint recycling more convenient for the public by having paint drop-off locations available for residents.

If passed, the law is expected to take effect on January 1, 2015, according to the Illinois General Assembly.

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