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    Statewide Legislationtop
    Status Inactive
    Ordinance HB 31, HB 1572
    Notes Prohibits stores from providing plastic bags to customers. Requires stores to charge fee of 10 cents for each paper bag provided to customers. Stores must give customers 5 cents credit for each carryout bag the customer provides. In Senate; First Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs and Finance
    Updated October 11, 2017
    Annapolistop
    Status Failed, but voluntary recycling program
    Notes 2007 proposed a plastic bag ban. Ban did not pass, but a recycling campaign was introduced.
    Updated February 16, 2012
    Baltimoretop
    Status Inactive
    Comply Date 04/01/2015
    Notes 11/17/2014 after 3rd reading approved and sent to the Mayors office for approval. Note that ordinance was changes from a 5 cent fee to a full out ban of plastic.
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    Updated October 11, 2017
    Chestertowntop
    Status Approved
    Status Date 03/07/2011
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 2.25 thick or overall size of the bag is 28" X36" or larger.
    Paper Summary Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
    Reusable Definition A bag with handles that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 2.25 mil thick.
    Stores Affected "Retail Establishment" means any commercial business facility that sells goods directly to the ultimate consumer, including, but not limited to, grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, liquor stores, "mini marts", and retail stores and vendors selling clothing food and personal items.
    Fees None
    Comply Date 01/12/2012
    Ordinance 01-2011 Chapter 133
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    Updated April 20, 2012
    Montgomery Countytop
    Status Approved
    Stores Affected Retail establishment means any person engaged in the retail sale of goods. Retail Establishment includes any supermarket, convenience store, shop, service station or restaurant and any other sales outlet where a customer can buy goods.
    Fees Plastic/Paper Tax: $0.05 per bag.
    Comply Date 01/01/2012
    Ordinance 11-Aug
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    Updated April 20, 2012
    Takoma Parktop
    Status Approved
    Plastic Summary No plastic allowed
    Reusable Definition No definition given - no plastic allowed
    Stores Affected "Retail establishment" means any person engaged in the retail sale of goods. "Retail establishment" includes any supermarket, convenience store, shop, service station, restaurant, farmers market vendor, and any other sales outlet where a customer can buy goods. (Ord. 2016-31 за1, 2016)
    Comply Date 12/01/2016
    Ordinance Chapter 8.48
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    Updated December 03, 2018
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