Arkansas Bill To Ban Single-Use Bags

Arkansas Bill To Ban Single-Use Bags

Little Rock, Arkansas, April 20, 2013 (PBBR) – Arkansas State Representative Denny Altes has introduced a bill into the Arkansas General Assembly to ban single-use plastic bags in food stores. The bill, to be known as the “Reusable Shopping Bag Act”, will prohibit a store from providing single-use shopping bags to customers. Neither plastic bags […]

Four Plastic Bag Bills in California Legislature

Four Plastic Bag Bills in California Legislature

Sacramento, California, April 20, 2013 (PBBR) – Four bills to regulate plastic bags have been introduced in the California State Legislature. AB 158: A bill introduced by Assembly Member Levine. AB 158 would prohibit certain retailers from providing a single-use carryout bag to a customer. The bill would also require these retailers to make reusable […]

Maryland Proposes Fee on Disposable Carryout Bags

Maryland Proposes Fee on Disposable Carryout Bags

Annapolis, MD, April 19, 2013 (PBBR) – SB 0576, a bill entitled “Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2013” proposes to impose a 5 cent fee on disposable carryout bags, paper or plastic. Introduced by Senator Raskin, the bill would allow each retailer to retain one cent of the fee and two cents of the […]

Vermont Legislator Proposes 5 Cent Fee on Disposable Bags

Vermont Legislator Proposes 5 Cent Fee on Disposable Bags

Montpelier, VT, April 19, 2013 (PBBR) – Vermont State Senator Richard McCormack has introduced a bill into the General Assembly of the State of Vermont that would impose a fee of five cents on disposable carryout bags. If passed, bill H.491 would apply to any type of disposable shopping bag, no matter what material it […]

Virginia Tables Proposed 5 cents Plastic Bag Tax

Virginia Tables Proposed 5 cents Plastic Bag Tax

Richmond, VA, April 19, 2013 (PBBR) – Introduced by Joseph D. Morrissey, House Bill 1381 would impose a five cents tax on plastic bags required by a customer at the point of purchase. The tax would be collected by retailers and deposited into the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund. Retailers would be allowed to keep […]

Three Plastic Bag Bills in Washington State Legislature

Three Plastic Bag Bills in Washington State Legislature

Olympia, WA, April 19, 2013 (PBBR) – Three bills pertaining to plastic bag legislation have been introduced in this year’s State Legislature of the State of Washington. SB.5253: Prohibits retail stores from providing a carryout bag to a consumer unless the carryout bag is a compostable plastic carryout bag, a recyclable paper carryout bag, or […]

Four Plastic Bag Bills in Mass. Legislature

Four Plastic Bag Bills in Mass. Legislature

Boston, MASS. April 19, 2012 (PBBR) – In the 188th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Bill H.696 – State Representative Lori Ehrlich has again introduced her ‘Plastic Bag Reduction Act’ which failed passage last year. The bill states: (a.) No retail establishment shall provide carryout bags to customers that are manufactured with a […]

State of Maine Seeks to Minimize Plastic Bags

State of Maine Seeks to Minimize Plastic Bags

Augusta, Maine, April 16, 2013 (PBBR) – State Representative Paul McGowan has introduced a bill into the State of Maine Legislature to reduce the use of plastic bags in the state. The bill, HP919, “An Act To Minimize the Use of Plastic Bags”, if passed will require the retailer to: install a recycling bin to […]

Sint Maarten to Ban Disposable Plastic Bags

Sint Maarten to Ban Disposable Plastic Bags

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. April 14, 2013 (PBBR) – Two Members of Parliament (MP) of Sint Maarten are proposing to regulate disposable plastic bags in the island country. The two MP’s submitted their draft law to the Sint Maarten Parliament last Thursday and the bill must now work it’s way through several councils and then to […]