Plastic bags; bans use by retailers at point of sale unless designed & manufactured for reuse. (HB1814)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Morrissey (I-Highland Springs) with support from co-patrons Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Plastic bags; use by retailers. Bans the use of plastic carryout bags by retailers at the point of sale unless such bags are (i) durable plastic bags with handles; (ii) at least 2.25 mils thick; and (iii) specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/12/2009 Committee
  • 01/12/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098542653
  • 01/12/2009 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 02/10/2009 Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB873.


Samuel Snowden writes:

This effort received some press in the Alexandria Gazette Packet.