VA HB1673 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 17 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-05 - Incorporated by Finance
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Plastic bag tax; use of revenues. Allows localities to impose a five-cent ($0.05) per bag tax on plastic bags provided to customers by retailers in grocery stores, convenience stores, or drugstores in the Commonwealth. The bill also (i) requires every retailer to provide recycling receptacles at its place of business for such disposable plastic bags and (ii) allows every retailer that collects the tax to retain one cent ($0.01) of every five cents ($0.05) collected. The tax is to be administered in the same manner as the retail sales and use tax, and all revenues from the tax shall be deposited in equal sums into the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund and the Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund.

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Plastic bag tax; use of revenues.



2020-02-05HouseIncorporated by Finance
2020-01-31HouseSubcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1151-Lopez) by voice vote
2020-01-29HouseAssigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
2020-01-17HouseReferred to Committee on Finance
2020-01-17HousePresented and ordered printed 20104420D

Same As/Similar To

HB1151 (Similar To) 2020-02-26 - Requires 21 affirmative votes for passage

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5811745(n/a)See Bill Text

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