VA HB1669 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 3 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-12-03 - Referred to Committee on Finance
Pending: House Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Local disposable paper and plastic bag tax. Authorizes any locality to impose a tax of five cents per bag on disposable paper bags or disposable plastic bags provided to consumers by certain retailers, with certain bags being exempt from the tax. Revenues from the local tax would be collected by the Tax Commissioner and distributed monthly to the locality imposing the tax to be used by such locality for the mitigation of pollution and litter. The bill requires each locality imposing the tax by ordinance to provide a certified copy of the ordinance to the Tax Commissioner at least six months prior to the date the tax is to become effective. The bill also allows every retailer that collects the tax to retain one cent of the five-cent tax.

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Disposable paper and plastic bags; local taxation per bag when provided to consumers.



2018-12-03HouseReferred to Committee on Finance
2018-12-03HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100447D

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5813835(n/a)See Bill Text

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