Plastic bag tax; use of revenues. (HB1151)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Plastic bag tax; use of revenues. Allows localities to impose a five-cent ($0.05) per bag tax on plastic bags provided to customers by retailers in grocery stores, convenience stores, restaurants, or drugstores. Certain products are exempt from the tax. The bill directs revenue from the local tax to be deposited into the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund and the Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund. The bill allows every restaurant or retailer that collects the tax to retain one cent of the five-cent tax if the tax is paid in a timely manner. The bill incorporates HB 1673. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101671D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1151)
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/31/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107423D-H1
02/05/2020Incorporates HB1673 (Ware)
02/05/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107423D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1151H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (50-Y 46-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (50-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/13/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1151H1)
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Committee substitute printed 20108919D-S1
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108919D-S1
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1151S1
02/26/2020Defeated by Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Requires 21 affirmative votes for passage