Disposable plastic shopping bags; prohibits retailers from providing, local option. (SB880)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibit retailers from providing disposable plastic shopping bags; local option. Allows any locality by ordinance to prohibit retailers from providing disposable plastic bags to consumers. The bill exempts from any such prohibition reusable bags of a certain thickness and garbage bags that are sold in multiples. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100695D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/03/2015Committee amendments
02/03/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Local Government (5-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)


Arnold B Barr writes:

This is a great idea. Plastic bags do nothing but clutter.
Arnold & Lee Barr

robert legge writes:

Plastic bags are of particular problem in waterways. Localities ought to have the local option.

Brenda Staab writes:

I think that this bill is a responsible and important step in protecting our environment, wildlife, and the overall appearance of our roadways, and waterways. Plastic bags are extremely harmful to the environment, and a particular problem for land mammals, as well as marine life. In no way does this bill put any hardship on consumers, as there are many alternatives to plastic bags.

Cathy Hamilton writes:

abolish the bag. Only makes sense to use environmentally sound alternatives.