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HB 242 - Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores - Ohio Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores

Title: Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores

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Title: Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits local governments from imposing fees on plastic bag usage in stores.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a county from imposing a fee, or tax on auxiliary containers, or on the sales, use, or consumption of such containers (Sec. 1).

  • Defines an “auxiliary container” as a bag, can, cup, food or beverage service item, container, keg, bottle, or other packaging, and to which all of the following apply (Sec. 1):

    • It is designed to be either single-use or reusable; 

    • It is made of cloth, paper, plastic, foamed or expanded plastic, cardboard, corrugated material, aluminum, metal, glass, postconsumer recycled material, or similar materials, including coated, laminated, or multilayered substrates; and

    • It is designed for consuming, transporting, or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages from or at a food service operation, retail food establishment, grocery, or any other type of retail, manufacturing, or distribution establishment.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits local governments from imposing fees on plastic bag usage in stores.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a county from imposing a fee, or tax on auxiliary containers, or on the sales, use, or consumption of such containers (Sec. 1).

  • Defines an “auxiliary container” as a bag, can, cup, food or beverage service item, container, keg, bottle, or other packaging, and to which all of the following apply (Sec. 1):

    • It is designed to be either single-use or reusable; 

    • It is made of cloth, paper, plastic, foamed or expanded plastic, cardboard, corrugated material, aluminum, metal, glass, postconsumer recycled material, or similar materials, including coated, laminated, or multilayered substrates; and

    • It is designed for consuming, transporting, or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages from or at a food service operation, retail food establishment, grocery, or any other type of retail, manufacturing, or distribution establishment.

Title: Prohibits Local Government from Enacting Fees on Plastic Bags in Stores

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