MD HB314 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB209


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 10 2021 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2021-03-11 - Referred Finance
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Prohibiting, on or after July 1, 2022, a certain retail establishment from distributing plastic carryout bags to a customer at the point of sale; providing that, on or after July 1, 2022, 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establishment, that certain authority of a county or municipality is preempted, and that certain laws or ordinances are superseded; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt certain regulations; etc.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

2021-03-10 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 97 N: 37 NV: 5 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-03-05 - House - Floor Amendment 853724/1 (Delegate McKay) Rejected (Y: 36 N: 90 NV: 6 Abs: 9) [FAIL]


2021-03-11SenateReferred Finance
2021-03-10HouseThird Reading Passed (97-37)
2021-03-10HouseMotion Vote Previous Question (Delegate Lierman) Adopted
2021-03-05HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2021-03-05HouseFloor Amendment {853724/1 (Delegate McKay) Rejected (36-90)
2021-03-04HouseMotion Special Order until Next Session (Delegate McKay) Adopted
2021-03-04HouseFavorable with Amendments {970013/1 Adopted
2021-03-03HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Environment and Transportation
2021-01-11HouseHearing 1/28 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
2021-01-13HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation and Economic Matters

Same As/Similar To

SB223 (Crossfiled) 2020-12-23 - Hearing 1/28 at 1:00 p.m.
HB209 (Carry Over) 2020-03-18 - Favorable Report by Finance


Code Citations

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

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments