2019 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to checkout bags.|
Prohibits retail establishments from providing single-use checkout bags to customers.
Prohibits use of single-use checkout bags except in certain cases. Allows Department of Environmental Quality to impose civil penalty of not more than $250 per day.] Prohibits restaurants from providing single-use checkout bags to customers. Requires retail establishments to charge not less than five cents each for recycled paper checkout bags, reusable fabric checkout bags or reusable plastic checkout bags provided to customers, except in certain circumstances. Requires restaurants to charge not less than five cents each for reusable plastic checkout bags provided to customers, except in certain cases. Establishes certain preemptive restrictions on local governments. Requires Department of Environmental Quality to report on certain impacts. Punishes violations by maximum fine of $250 per violation. Repeals statute requiring retail establishments that offer plastic bags to customers to also offer paper bags.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||House Committee On Rules|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|