UPDATE: New York State S4158/A4883- how it affects existing regulations in the State.


Per our last blog posted on February 6th regarding potential NY state legislature that would eliminate New York City’s BYO Bag Law, it has been confirmed that the New York State Senate (S4158) and Assembly (A4883) voted two weeks ago to put a moratorium on bag fees for cities over 1 million in population until January 2018. This moratorium on bag fees was signed by the Governor on February 14th.

This bill will only impact New York City’s law and will not affect other municipalities in New York State that have passed similar bag fee laws. This bill stopped NYC’s bill from going into effect on February 15th. At the end of one year, NYC will have to pass its bill again.

Make sure to keep checking our website for updates on single-use bag legislation that is pending or being implemented. Our retail packaging specialists stay on top of the ever-changing market conditions. Let us help you navigate bag legislation in the municipalities you sell into and select the best packaging for your stores. We hope that you will contact us by phone at 888-429-5673 or via email at baglaws@swalter.com.

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