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    Statewide Legislationtop
    Status Inactive
    Ordinance HB 143, HB 306
    Notes Creates pilot program authorizing a small coastal municipality to regulate or ban disposable plastic bags. Stipulates that the program cannot impose any new fees or taxes on the use or distribution of plastic bags.
    Updated October 11, 2017
    Coral Gabletop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 05/09/2017
    Plastic Summary Banned
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and made a durable material speciafically designed for and provided to the consumer with intention of long term use and does not include any film plastic bags.
    Stores Affected A retail establishment means any entity or individual engaged in the retail sales of goods. Retail establishments include any supermarket, grocery store, convenient store, shop, service station, restaurant, farmers' market vendor, and any other sales outlet where a customer can directly purchase goods, materials or products.
    Comply Date 05/10/2018
    Ordinance 2017-13
    Notes Plastic bags that are exempt from ban: Exempt bags means (1) a compostable carry out bag (as defined in 62-245(a)(4)) or any bag without handles provided to a customer (2) to protect food or merchandise from being damaged or contaminated by other food or merchandise, when items are placed together in a reusable bag or recyclable bag, including produce bags; (3) to hold prescription medications dispensed from a pharmacy or veterinary office; (4) designed to be placed over articles of clothing on a hanger, including dry cleaning bags; (5) door hanger bags; (6) newspaper bags, (7) garbage bags; (8) pet waste bags; (9) yard waste bags; and (10) bags of any type that a customer previously owned and brings to a retail establishment for his or her own use in carrying away store goods.
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    Updated August 04, 2018
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