Plastic bags; imposed tax of $0.20 on plastic bags used by purchasers. (HB2341)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Plastic bag tax.  Imposes a tax of $0.20 on 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 tax. Retailers are allowed to retain $0.05 of the $0.20 tax or $0.07 if the retailer has a customer bag credit program. Failure to collect and remit the tax will result in fines of $250, $500, and $1,000 for the first, second, and third and subsequent offenses, respectively. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102181D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2011Assigned Finance sub: #1
01/25/2011Impact statement from TAX (HB2341)
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB2047-Ebbin)
02/08/2011Left in Finance