Minnesota Bag Legislations

Statewide Legislation

Status Pending
Notes HF 511, SF 1903
Updated March 06, 2020

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

Minneapolis

Status Approved
Status Date August 18, 2020
Plastic Summary
Details:
  • Not a ban- just a fee
Paper Summary
Details:
  • Not defined
Reusable Definition Carryout bag means a paper, plastic, or reusable bag that is provided by a retail establishment at the check stand, cash register, point of sale, or other point of departure to a customer for the purpose of transporting food or merchandise out of the establishment. Carryout bags include: Single-use plastic bags; BPI certified compostable plastic bags; Paper bags; and Reusable bags.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, public sports or entertainment facilities, 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, beverages, household goods, or personal items of any kind directly to a ...view more Examples include but are not limited to department stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, home improvement stores, liquor stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and temporary vendors of merchandise at street fairs and festivals. Food banks and other food assistance programs are not considered to be retail establishments for the purposes of this section. view less
Fees All Crryout bags- fee of $0.05 per bag
Comply Date October 01, 2020
Ordinance Title 11, Chapter 225, Article VII
Notes The Minneapolis City Council plans to move foreword with efforts that would amend the Bring Your Own Bag ordinance the city adopted in 2016 and require residents to pay a five-cent fee on paper and plastic bags. Minneapolis passed an ordinance in 2016 banning single use plastic bags, but the statewide preemption law passed in the same year ified that attempt. To comply with Minnesota's preemption, City Councilman Gordon plans to propose an ordinance requiring retailers to charge a five-cent fee on paper and plastic bags, rather than the fee being charged by the city. The draft language is not yet available.
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Updated August 18, 2020

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