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    Status Pending
    Ordinance Bill 1597
    Notes Senator Terry Link filed an amendment to Illinois Senate Bill 1597 that would require all retail establishments to charge a minimum of 5 cents for single-use carryout bags. Single-use carryout bag is defined in the legislation to include both paper and plastic bags. The bill also preempts home rule counties from regulating or imposing fees on auxiliary containers (including carryout bags) in a manner inconsistent with the bill. However, if a county passed an ordinance imposing a fee or tax before February 1, 2018, it may continue to do so. The bill has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Environment and Conservation.
    Updated September 26, 2018
    Status Inactive
    Notes 2012 reviewing tax.
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    Updated April 20, 2012
    Status Approved
    Status Date 04/30/2014
    Stores Affected
    "Store" means any person who engages in the business of selling tangible personal property, other than tangible personal property titled or registered with an agency of Illinois government, at retail in the City of Chicago, pursuant to the Home Rule Municipal Retailer's Occupation Tax Act, and who delivers or provides ...view more property through the use of checkout bags. view less
    Fees TAX on All paper and plastic used: $0.07
    Comply Date 02/01/2017
    Ordinance SO 2016-7981 (note: replaces SO 2014-1521)
    Notes 10/29/2016 This would be amendment to: SO2014-1521- already approved. They want to place a 7 cent fee on both paper and plastic as part of the revenue package for the 2017 city budget. 06/02/2014 Comply by dates for stores greater than 10k square feet is 09/01/2015, comply by dates for stores less than 10k square feet is 09/01/2016. 05/01/2014 Committee on the Health & Environmental voted to advance the city ordinance banning the use of plastic carryout bags mostly aimed at grocery stores. 06/25/2013: New proposal is currently being reviewed - see the included file for more information. Mandated Recycling Program Ordinance requires certain retailers to offer in store plastic bag recycling program.
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    Updated February 01, 2017
    Status Approved
    Status Date 07/28/2014
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
    Paper Summary Requirements: Recyclable paper bag(s) means a paper bag that meets all of the following requirements: (1) contains no old growth fiber; (2) is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable overall and contains a minimum of forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled material; (3) is capable of composting, consistent with the timeline and specifications of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6400 Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics; (4) is accepted for recycling in curbside programs in the county; (5) has printed on the bag the name of the manufacturer, the location (country) where the bag was manufactured, and the percentage of post-consumer recycled material used; and (6) displays the word "Recyclable" in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and meets all of the following 125 uses which, for purposes of this definition, means the capability of carrying a minimum of 22 pounds requirements: (1) has a minimum lifetime of times over a distance of at least 175 feet; (2) has a minimum volume of 15 liters; (3) is machine washable or is made from a material that can be cleaned or disinfected; (4) does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts; (5) has printed on the bag, or on a tag that is permanently affixed to the bag, the name of the manufacturer, the country where the bag was manufactured, a statement that the bag does not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts, and the percentage of postconsumer recycled material used, if any; and (6) if made of plastic, is a minimum of at least 2.25 mils thick.
    Stores Affected
    A retail establishment with a floor area whose square footage exceeds 10,000 feet, other than an establishment set forth in Section 8-25-4, which sells perishable or non-perishable goods, including but not limited to establishments operating under the following uses as defined in Section 6-18-3: Commercial Shopping Center, Food Store Establishment, ...view more Broker, Retail Goods Establishment, or Retail Services Establishment. view less
    Fees None
    Comply Date 07/01/2015
    Ordinance 66-0-14
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    Updated July 30, 2014
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    Status Mandated Recycling Program
    Notes Plastic Bag Bill to pilot a plastic bag recycling program.
    Updated February 16, 2012
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    Status Approved
    Reusable Definition A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple re-use and is made of cloth, fiber, or other machine washable fabric. (Ord. 17-239, 8-7-2017, eff. 1-1-2018)
    Stores Affected
    RESTAURANT: Any lunchroom, cafe, or other establishment located in a permanent building for the accommodation of the public, equipped with a kitchen containing facilities and utensils for preparing and serving meals to the public, and outfitted with a public dining area. A restaurant does not include any area of a ...view more department store, or other retail establishment beyond the kitchen and public dining area. RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT: Any person engaged in the retail sale of goods with a floor area whose square footage is five thousand feet (5,000') or greater which sells perishable or non-perishable goods, including, but not limited to, clothing, food and personal items, directly to customers. Retail establishment includes any supermarket, convenience store, shop, or service station. view less
    Fees $0.10 fee on plastic and paper bags
    Comply Date 01/01/2018
    Ordinance Article 14
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    Updated November 02, 2018
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