Paper and plastic bags; imposes fee on those used by purchasers to carry tangible personal property. (HB2010)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Paper and plastic bag fee. Imposes a fee of $0.05 on paper and plastic bags used by purchasers to carry tangible personal property from the place of purchase. Durable, reusable plastic bags and bags used for ice cream, meat, fish, and poultry are exempt from the fee. The revenues raised by the fee will be deposited in the Water Quality Improvement Fund. Amends § 58.1-1731, § 58.1-1733, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/13/2009 Committee
  • 01/13/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091933492
  • 01/13/2009 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 01/16/2009 Assigned Finance sub: 3
  • 01/22/2009 Impact statement from TAX (HB2010)
  • 01/28/2009 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
  • 02/10/2009 Left in Finance