Disposable plastic shopping bags; local option. (SB198)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


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. This bill was incorporated into SB 11. Read the Bill »


01/30/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/29/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101662D
12/29/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/12/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB198)
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB198)
01/20/2020Rereferred from Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/30/2020Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations (SB11-Ebbin) (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)