DE HB212 | 2021-2022 | 151st General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)
Status: Passed on September 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-09-30 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This Act provides a phased in approach to further the reduction of single-use plastic bags. This Act increases the minimum thickness for a plastic bag to qualify as a reusable bag from 2.25 mils to 10 mils effective January 1, 2022 and makes the restrictions applicable to stores regardless of size effective July 1, 2022. This Act also makes corrections to existing law to make it conform to the standards of the Legislative Drafting Manual.

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An Act To Amend Title 7 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Recycling And Waste Reduction.


Roll Calls

2021-06-29 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 11 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-06-23 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 28 N: 12 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-09-30 Signed by Governor
2021-06-29 Passed By Senate. Votes: 11 YES 10 NO
2021-06-24 Reported Out of Committee (Environment & Energy) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 1 Unfavorable
2021-06-23 Assigned to Environment & Energy Committee in Senate
2021-06-23 Passed By House. Votes: 28 YES 12 NO 1 NOT VOTING
2021-06-23 Amendment HA 2 to HB 212 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2021-06-23 Amendment HA 1 to HB 212 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2021-06-23 Amendment HA 2 to HB 212 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-06-16 Reported Out of Committee (Natural Resources) in House with 3 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits
2021-06-15 Amendment HA 1 to HB 212 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2021-06-03 Introduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments