Plastic bags; bans use by retailers at point of sale unless designed and manufactured for reuse. (HB521)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


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


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103557D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/2010Assigned ACNRsub: #2 Natural Resources
02/03/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2010Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Cindy Patterson writes:

Please, pass HB521.

These plastic bags turn into man made estrogen that pollutes our total water system when they degrade in water.

We need to make corporations socially responsible, especially since they want all the rights of a human.

I have recycled bags in my cars, and foyer, ready for my next shopping trip.

Thank you, Delegate Morrissey for introducing this bill.

We shall all do our part to save the environment, thanks to you all.

Cindy Patterson