MD HB314 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB209


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-11 - Hearing 1/28 at 1:30 p.m. (Environment and Transportation)
Pending: House Environment and Transportation Committee
Hearing: Jan 28 @ 1:30 pm House Environment and Transportation Hearing
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [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establishment, that certain authority of a county or municipality is preempted, and that certain laws or ordinances are superseded; requiring the Maryland Department of Labor to adopt certain regulations; etc.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



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


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