Oregon Bill to Regulate Single-Use Checkout Bags

Oregon Bill to Regulate Single-Use Checkout Bags

Salem, OR, April 20, 2013 (PBBR) - Oregon Senate Bill 113 seeks to regulate single-use checkout bags in the state of Oregon.

If the bill becomes law, it will:

  • Prohibit all retailers from distributing any type of single-use bag (paper or plastic) to a customer
  • Prohibit local governments from imposing a fee on checkout bags
  • Repeal the statute requiring retailers who provide plastic bags to also provide paper bags
  • Requires a five cents fee for recycled paper bags given to a customer

The bill is currently being considered by the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

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