Plastic bags; tax in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. (SB26)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Plastic bag tax in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Imposes a five-cent per bag tax on plastic bags provided to customers by certain retailers in localities located wholly within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and directs revenues to be used to support the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan. The bill also allows every retailer that collects the tax to retain one cent of every five cents collected. This bill was incorporated into SB 11. Read the Bill »


01/30/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100599D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/08/2020Moved from Finance to Finance and Appropriations due to a change of the committee name
01/16/2020Impact statement from TAX (SB26)
01/30/2020Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations (SB11-Ebbin) (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Bill P writes:

personal cost, $5 a year.
Negative political energy= priceless