Recent Bag Legislations

Alabama - Haines

Status Approved
Status Date February 26, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • No plastics
Paper Summary
Details:
  • None given
Reusable Definition It shall be unlawful for all establishments in the borough to provide single-use, noncompostable plastic shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale.
Stores Affected None given
Fees None
Comply Date January 01, 2020
Ordinance Municipal Code 8.10.010
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Updated June 11, 2021

Alaska - Cordova

Status Approved
Status Date February 26, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Details:
  • None given- paper bags are allowed
Reusable Definition No definition given
Stores Affected Affected retail establishment" means any commercial business facility that sells goods directly to the ultimate consumer including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores. Food vendor" means any restaurant or retail food vendor located or operating within the city of Cordova.
Fees None
Comply Date January 01, 2016
Ordinance Municipal Code 8.27.020
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Updated June 11, 2021

Alaska - Homer

Status Approved
Status Date February 26, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Details:
  • 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements
Paper Summary
Details:
  • None given
Reusable Definition No definition given
Stores Affected
No Seller may provide to a buyer, any disposable plastic shopping bag. Seller includes persons who are a vendors of property, persons furnishing services, the lessors of rental space and goods, and all persons making sales, including space sale and goods and all person making sales, including consignees and persons ...view more conduct sales where items will be sold for a commission or fee. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, "seller" includes all persons engaging in sales of fireworks regardless of length of time, duration or volume of such sales in any calendar year. view less
Fees None
Comply Date January 01, 2021
Ordinance Municipal Code 5.42.030
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Updated June 11, 2021

Alaska - Hooper Bay

Status Approved
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Banned
Comply Date August 01, 2010
Notes See ordinance for full description.
Updated June 01, 2021

Alaska - Soldotna

Status Approved
Status Date February 26, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Details:
  • none given
Reusable Definition That is intended or suitable for continuous reuse and that is greater than 2.25 mils thick, designed to carry customer purchases from the seller's premises
Stores Affected "Affected establishment" means any retail or commercial business facility located inside the City of Soldotna that sells goods or prepared food directly to consumers including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores, and restaurants.
Fees None
Comply Date January 01, 2019
Ordinance Municipal Code: 8.06.030
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Updated June 11, 2021

Alaska - Steward

Status Approved
Status Date February 26, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Details:
  • none given
Reusable Definition Suitable for continuous reuse and that is greater than two and one-quarter mils thick and is designed to carry customer purchases from a seller's premises, including for: bags marketed or labeled as "biodegradable" or "compostable," bags used by customers.
Stores Affected Affected retail establishment means any commercial business facility that sells goods directly to the ultimate consumer including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores.
Fees None
Comply Date January 01, 2019
Ordinance Municipal Code: 9.35.015
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Updated June 11, 2021

Colorado - Dillon

Status Approved
Status Date February 01, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Details:
  • Disposable paper bag means a bag made predominately of paper that is provided to a customer by a grocer at the point of sale for the purpose of transporting goods.
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag that is: A. Designed and manufactured to withstand repeated uses over a period of time; B. Is made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; C. That is at least two and one-quarter (2.25) mil thick if made from plastic; D. Has a minimum lifetime of at least seventy five (75) uses; and E. Has the capability of carrying a minimum of eighteen (18) pounds
Stores Affected
Market means a retail establishment or business located within Town of Dillon corporate limits in a permanent building, operating year round, that is a selfservice market and that sells items including, but not limited to, food items, meats, produce, household supplies, personal care items, dairy products, or other perishable items. ...view more Resturants are not included. view less
Fees Fee allowed for paper bags- must apply for approval
Comply Date August 01, 2021
Ordinance #21-20
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Updated June 11, 2021

Colorado - Louisville

Status Approved
Status Date February 05, 2020
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 40% Min Recyclable
Details:
  • No food store shall provide any paper bag that is not a recycled paper bag. "Recycled paper bag" means a paper bag that is one hundred percent (100%) recyclable and contains at least forty percent (40%) post-consumer recycled content.
Reusable Definition Reusable bag means any bag meeting the following criteria:A bag that is at least 2.25 millimeters thick if made of plastic. Is made from a material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; Has a minimum lifetime of seventy-five (75) uses; and Has the capability of carrying a minimum of eighteen (18) pounds.
Stores Affected
Reference 3.20.020 https://library.municode.com/co/louisville/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT3REFI_CH3.20SAUSTA #51 Retailer means any person selling, leasing, renting, or granting a license to use tangible personal property or services at retail. Retailer shall include but is not limited to, any: (1) auctioneer; (2) salesperson, representative, peddler or canvasser, who makes sales as a direct or indirect agent ...view more or obtains such property or services sold from a dealer, distributor, supervisor or employer; (3) charitable organization or governmental entity which makes sales of tangible personal property to the public, notwithstanding the fact that the merchandise sold may have been acquired by gift or donation or that the proceeds are to be used for charitable or governmental purposes; (4) retailer-contractor, when acting in the capacity of a seller of building supplies, construction materials, and other tangible personal property. view less
Fees $0.25 tax on paper and plastic bags
Comply Date January 01, 2022
Ordinance 1797- disposable bag tax
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Updated June 11, 2021

Colorado - Statewide Legislation

Status Failed
Status Date February 07, 2021
Notes Introduced to repeal langauage in CO law that prohibits local governement from bannong plastic packaging.
Updated June 11, 2021

Colorado - Statewide Legislation

Status Inactive
Status Date August 06, 2020
Reusable Definition As of 8/6/2020 this is officially on hold due to Covid 19. Next meeting is 12/31/2020
Comply Date January 01, 2021
Ordinance CO HB 20-1163
Updated June 11, 2021

Illinois - Woodstock

Status Approved
Status Date February 18, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • See fee on plastic bags
Paper Summary
Details:
  • None given- paper is allowed but for a fee
Reusable Definition A bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth, fiber or other machine washable fabric.
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 per each carryout bag given out
Comply Date January 01, 2020
Ordinance 19-O-75
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Updated June 11, 2021

Maryland - Annapolis

Status Inactive
Status Date February 05, 2020
Comply Date January 01, 2021
Ordinance #0-9-2020
Notes Currently on hold due to Covid 19. DO not know when they will bring it back to review.
Updated June 11, 2021

Maryland - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date February 10, 2021
Ordinance HB314
Notes 2/10/2021 Passed first reading, refferal to CMTE
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Updated June 11, 2021

Maryland - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date February 10, 2021
Ordinance SB223
Notes Introduced: 2021 - 2/10/2021 Passed first reading, referral to CMTE
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Updated June 11, 2021

Massachusetts - Seekonk

Status Approved
Status Date February 15, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 4.00mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 100% Min Recyclable
  • 40% Min PCW
Details:
  • “Recyclable paper bag” shall mean a paper bag that is 100% recyclable and contains at least 40% postconsumer recycled content, and displays in a visible manner on the outside of the bag (1) the word “recyclable” or a symbol identifying the bag as recyclable and (2) a label identifying the bag as being made from post-consumer recycled content and the percentage of post-consumer recycled content in the bag
Reusable Definition “Reusable check-out bag” shall mean any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple, long-term reuse, made of cloth or other machine or hand-washable fabric; other durable material, including plastic that is at least 4.0 mils thick.
Stores Affected “Retail Establishment” shall mean any business facility that sells goods directly to the consumer whether for or not for profit, including but not limited to, retail.
Fees None
Comply Date January 01, 2020
Ordinance Catergory 3 of Town By Laws
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Updated June 11, 2021

Minnesota - Duluth

Status Approved
Status Date February 09, 2021
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • See fee
Paper Summary
Details:
  • Paper bag is not considered a carryout bag
Reusable Definition A carryout bag means a plastic bag that is provided by a retail establishment, at the check out stand, cash register or point of sale for the purpose of transporting food or merchendise out of the establishment.
Stores Affected
A retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sport or entertainment facility, government agency, street vendor, or vendor at public events or festivals, or organizations that sell or provide merchandise, goods or materials including, without limitation, clothing, food, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind ...view more to a customer. view less
Fees All Carryout bags- fee of $0.05 per bag
Comply Date January 01, 2021
Ordinance Chapter 14, Article VII
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Updated June 11, 2021

New Hampshire - Portsmouth

Status Pending
Status Date February 01, 2021
Notes Currently tabled due to Covid 19. They did pass a single use ban on distributing single use styrofoam packaging in restaurants (see Chapter 3, article X) and the end of 2020. The bags were removed and placed on their own review.
Updated June 11, 2021

Rhode Island - Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Status Date February 10, 2021
Reusable Definition
Ordinance 2021-S0037
Notes 2/10/2021 The senate tries again to introduce a bill to ban plastic bags and allow paper. Past efforts have made it thru the Senate- but not to the governor.
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Updated June 11, 2021

Utah - Logan

Status Approved
Status Date February 26, 2021
Plastic Summary
Requirements:
  • 2.25mil Min Plastic Bag Thickness
Paper Summary
Requirements:
  • 40% Min Recyclable
Details:
  • Retail Stores distributing paper bags to customers shall use bags containing a minimum of forty percent recycled paper content.
Reusable Definition Reusable bags that are made of cloth or other machine washable fabric that have handles, or a durable plastic bag that is at least 2.25 mil thick with handles and specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses. Reusable bags shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts;
Stores Affected
Retail Store: means a place of business that sells any goods or household items to the ultimate consumer including, but not limited to: grocery stores; convenience stores; drugstores; hardware stores; and similar outlets selling general merchandise of any kind, apparel, food (whether prepared or not), beverages, tools, recreational products, or ...view more like. Retail Stores include premises that may be operated temporarily, seasonally, or for a nonprofit purpose. view less
Comply Date January 01, 2022
Ordinance 19-24: TITLE 8 CHAPTER 36
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Updated June 11, 2021

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