Virginia Waterways Clean Up and Consumer Choice Act; paper and plastic bag fee. (HB2047)

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Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

  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, poultry, leftover restaurant food, newspapers, dry cleaning and prescription drugs are exempt from the fee. Retailers are allowed to retain $0.01 of the $0.05 fee or $0.02 if the retailer has a customer bag credit program. The revenues raised by the fee will be deposited in the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund. Failure to collect and remit the fee will result in fines of $250, $500, and $1,000 for the first, second, third and thereafter offenses. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2011Committee
01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100789D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2011Assigned Finance sub: #1
01/25/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB2047)
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2011Left in Finance