Plastic shopping bags, disposable; local option to distribute to consumers. (SB193)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), and Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disposable plastic shopping bags; local option. Allows any locality by ordinance to prohibit the distribution, sale, or offer for sale of disposable plastic shopping bags to consumers. The bill exempts from any such prohibition reusable bags of a certain thickness; bags that are used to carry certain products, such as ice cream or newspapers; and garbage bags that are sold in multiples. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/01/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102642D
01/01/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/09/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB193)
01/23/2018Continued to 2019 in Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Local Government