North Carolina Bag Legislations

Barrier Islands

Status Repealed
Updated October 02, 2019

Durham

Status Pending
Reusable Definition Reusable carryout bag means a carryout bag that is designed and manufactured for multiple uses and is: (A) made of cloth or other machine-washable fabric that has stitched handles; or (B) a polypropylene bag that has stitched handles.
Stores Affected
Retail establishment means any person, corporation, partnership, business venture, or vendor that sells or provides merchandise, goods, or materials directly to a customer, whether for or not for profit, including but not limited to restaurants, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, liquor stores, seasonal and temporary businesses, jewelry stores, clothing stores, ...view more household goods stores, but excluding bazaars or special events operated by a nonprofit organization or religious institution. view less
Fees $0.10 per bag
Notes Exempt from fee: (1) Food banks, soup kitchens, and other hunger relief organizations are exempt from the requirements of subsection (b). (2) A retail establishment may not charge for a carryout bag in any transaction in which purchases are made with state or federal supplemental nutrition assistance programs, commonly known as food stamps, food coupons or other type of allotment issued under 7 U.S.C. 2011 2036, or with food instruments, food vouchers, or other type of certificate issued under 42 U.S.C. 1786 (Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children), or other similar programs.
Updated October 02, 2019

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