Recent Bag Legislation




    Status Approved
    Status Date 04/30/2014
    Stores Affected
    "Store" means any person who engages in the business of selling tangible personal property, other than tangible personal property titled or registered with an agency of Illinois government, at retail in the City of Chicago, pursuant to the Home Rule Municipal Retailer's Occupation Tax Act, and who delivers or provides ...view more property through the use of checkout bags. view less
    Fees TAX on All paper and plastic used: $0.07
    Comply Date 02/01/2017
    Ordinance SO 2016-7981 (note: replaces SO 2014-1521)
    Notes 10/29/2016 This would be amendment to: SO2014-1521- already approved. They want to place a 7 cent fee on both paper and plastic as part of the revenue package for the 2017 city budget. 06/02/2014 Comply by dates for stores greater than 10k square feet is 09/01/2015, comply by dates for stores less than 10k square feet is 09/01/2016. 05/01/2014 Committee on the Health & Environmental voted to advance the city ordinance banning the use of plastic carryout bags mostly aimed at grocery stores. 06/25/2013: New proposal is currently being reviewed - see the included file for more information. Mandated Recycling Program Ordinance requires certain retailers to offer in store plastic bag recycling program.
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    Updated February 01, 2017


    Status On Hold
    Status Date 06/02/2014
    Plastic Summary Requirements: 4 mils
    Paper Summary Requirements: a paper bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of forty percent post-consumer recycled material.
    Reusable Definition Reusable bag means a bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is either (1) made of cloth or other washable fabric, and/or (2) made of durable plastic that is at least 4 Mils thick (1 Mil is one thousandth of one inch). (3) a paper bag that contains no old growth fiber and a minimum of forty percent post-consumer recycled material.
    Stores Affected
    Commercial establishment shall mean any commercial enterprise or establishment, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity whether for profit or not and includes all employees of the business and any independent contractors associated with the business that sells retail goods to the general public, including ...view more located in the Central Business District as defined by the Official Zoning Map of the City of Laredo, Texas. This does not include plastic or paper bags used in the sale and distribution of food stuffs such as meat, poultry, produce, .-laundry, newspaper, waste bags, pharmaceutical bags, veterinarian bags, restaurant bags, and bags used in charity and fundraising events. view less
    Fees No fees- see section 33-456
    Comply Date 04/30/2015
    Ordinance 2014-0-064
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    Updated February 01, 2017

    Friday Harbortop

    Status Pending
    Notes Town meeting held and ordinance presented.
    Updated February 01, 2017

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