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Bill would allow stores to increase deposits for used car batteries

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Democratic leader of the state Senate has introduced a bill to let stores increase their deposits for car batteries.

South Milwaukee Senator Chris Larson wants to remove a $5 limit on what retailers can charge to encourage motorists to turn in their old auto and lead-acid batteries when they buy new ones.

Larson says the $5 deposit is enough to discourage folks from throwing their used batteries in the trash. And he says it hurts retailers, because they have to pay manufacturers more than $15 in deposits for each battery they put on their shelves.

A similar bill was defeated in the Assembly last year. The new measure has sponsors from both parties.

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