Plastic bag tax; use of revenues. (HB1673)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


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, or drugstores in the Commonwealth. The bill also (i) requires every retailer to provide recycling receptacles at its place of business for such disposable plastic bags and (ii) allows every retailer that collects the tax to retain one cent ($0.01) of every five cents ($0.05) collected. The tax is to be administered in the same manner as the retail sales and use tax, and all revenues from the tax shall be deposited in equal sums into the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund and the Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund. The bill was incorporated into HB 1151. Read the Bill »


02/05/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104420D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/29/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1673)
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1151-Lopez)
02/05/2020Incorporated by Finance (HB1151-Lopez)

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