Single-use plastic and expanded polystyrene products; local prohibition, local tax. (SB193)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Single-use plastic and expanded polystyrene products; local prohibition; local 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 locality to impose a five-cent per item tax on single-use plastics and polystyrene products provided to customers by certain retailers, with certain products being exempt from the tax. The bill directs revenue from the local tax to be used by the locality imposing the tax for cleanup or education programs designed to reduce waste. 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101425D
12/29/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/12/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB193)
01/12/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB193)
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB193)
01/20/2020Rereferred from Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/30/2020Stricken at request of Patron in Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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