Local prohibition on single use plastic and expanded polystyrene products; local tax. (HB2095)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Local prohibition on single use plastic and expanded polystyrene products; local disposable plastic bag tax. Authorizes a locality to prohibit by ordinance the purchase, sale, or provision, whether free or for a cost, of certain single use products that are not recyclable or compostable and for which there is a suitable and cost-effective compostable or recyclable alternative product available, with certain exceptions. The bill also authorizes any county or city to impose a five-cent per bag tax on disposable plastic bags provided to customers by certain retailers, with certain bags being exempt from the tax. The bill directs revenue from the local tax to be used by the county or city imposing the tax for litter control and stormwater management. The bill allows every retailer that collects the tax to retain one cent of the five-cent tax if the tax is paid in a timely manner. Read the Bill »

Status

01/18/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2019Committee
01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102821D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2019Impact statement from TAX (HB2095)
01/18/2019Referred from Rules
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

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