MD HB209 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 46-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 12 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-18 - Favorable Report by Finance
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting, on or after July 1, 2021, a certain retail establishment from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; providing that, on or after July 1, 2021, only the State may enact a law or take other action to prohibit, restrict, or regulate the use of certain plastic bags by a retail establishment, that certain authority of a county or municipality is preempted, and that certain laws or ordinances are superseded; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt certain regulations; etc.

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Plastic Bag Reduction Act


Roll Calls

2020-03-12 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 95 N: 37 NV: 0 Abs: 9) [PASS]


2020-03-18SenateFavorable Report by Finance
2020-03-13SenateReferred Finance
2020-03-12HouseThird Reading Passed (95-37)
2020-03-11HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2020-03-11HouseFloor Amendment {683623/1 (Delegate Cox) Adopted
2020-03-10HouseMotion Special Order until 3/11 (Delegate Cox) Adopted
2020-03-10HouseFavorable with Amendments {530619/1 Adopted
2020-03-09HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2020-01-24HouseHearing 2/11 at 1:00 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
2020-01-16HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation and Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

SB313 (Crossfiled) 2020-03-18 - Motion Special Order until Later Today (Senator Ready) Adopted


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Business Regulation19106(n/a)See Bill Text

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