SB 853 Prohibits political subdivisions from regulating auxiliary containers
Sponsor: Wallingford
LR Number: 5676S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Local Government and Elections
Last Action: 3/7/2018 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Local Government and Elections Committee (5676S.02C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 853 - Currently, all merchants have the option of providing customers with either a paper or plastic bag for packaging purchased items. Further, political subdivisions are prohibited from imposing any ban, fee, or tax on the use of such bags. This act repeals these provisions.

Under this act, political subdivisions are prohibited from restricting, taxing, prohibiting, or regulating the use of auxiliary containers, as defined in this act, except for containers used on property owned by a county or municipality.

This act is identical to HCS/HB 1396 (2018) and HB 2334 (2018).