DE HB224 | 2019-2020 | 150th General Assembly


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-2)
Status: Introduced on June 14 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-06-14 - Introduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House
Pending: House Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #1) [HTML]


This bill expands upon the companion bill (House Bill No. 130 as amended of the 150th General Assembly) relating to the use of single-use plastic bags. This bill prohibits the use of single use paper bags and works to lessen consumption of single use bags in favor of having consumers utilize reusable bags. The purpose of the bill, as detailed in the preamble, is to further clean up Delawares communities and watersheds, reduce storm water and trash management costs to taxpayers, and promote the health and safety of watersheds, wildlife and humans, and the ecosystems food chain. On January 1, 2021 this bill enacts a ban on certain stores providing single-use paper bags at check-out.

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



2019-06-14 Introduced and Assigned to Natural Resources Committee in House

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