HB 722 Prohibits certain types of ordinances from being adopted by political subdivisions
Sponsor: Kehoe
LR Number: 1745S.04T Fiscal Notes
Committee: General Laws and Pensions
Last Action: 9/16/2015 - Legislature voted to override Governor's veto Journal Page: H33
Title: SS#2 HCS HB 722 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2015
House Handler: Shaul

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Current Bill Summary

SS#2/HCS/HB 722 - This act prohibits certain types of ordinances by political subdivisions.

PAPER AND PLASTIC BAGS (Section 260.283) - Under this act, all merchants are required to provide customers the option of either a paper or plastic bag. This act also bans political subdivisions from imposing any ban on the use of either paper or plastic bags. Further, this act bans political subdivisions from imposing any ban on the use of reusable bags.

EMPLOYEE-EMPLOYER RELATIONS (Section 285.055) - This act prohibits political subdivisions from establishing, mandating, or otherwise requiring employers to provide employees a minimum wage rate or employment benefits that exceed the requirements of federal or state laws, rules, or regulations. This prohibition shall not preempt any law or ordinance that is in effect on August 28, 2015.

This provision is similar to HB 865 (2015) and SB 455 (2015).