Loss | June 03 2015
House Representative John Henesey introduced HB 5696, An Act Requiring The Phase-out Of Single-use Plastic Grocery Bags, that followed suit of the landmark California legislation passed in 2014.
The Chapter submitted testimony on S.B. 349, An Act Concerning Single-use Carryout Plastic And Paper Bags And The Use Of Reusable Bags, calling for a mandatory and uniform fee to be placed on paper bags (language now calls for a minimum fee of 10-cents).
We worked to support the bill but unfortunately, the legislative session adjounred sine die before the bill ran its course.
While the bill is dead, we intend to rally to support it again when it surfaces in a subsequent session.
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