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Disposable paper and plastic bags; local taxation.

Local paper and plastic bag tax. ;Authorizes localities to impose, by ordinance, a $0.05 tax on certain disposable paper bags and disposable plastic bags provided to consumers by certain retailers. Revenues from the local tax, less $0.01 of every $0.05 collected, which the bill authorizes the retailer to retain, would be submitted to the Tax Commissioner and distributed monthly to the county or city imposing the tax. The bill requires each county or city adopting an ordinance to impose the tax to (i) specify in the ordinance that the tax revenues shall be used for pollution and litter mitigation and (ii) 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.

Failed to Report

Rolled into SB 1116. ;