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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

PG Taxers seek to tax grocery and other carryout bags

Comment: This bill, to require stores to charge for bags and remit the majority of the funds collected to the state, has a very misleading title.   Apparently our delegates are afraid to call a tax a tax.

HB 1210

PG Sponsors: Delegates Frush, Holmes, and Ivey

Entitled: Chesapeake Bay Restoration Consumer Retail Choice Act of 2009

Requiring a store to charge and collect a specified fee for each carryout bag it provides to a customer; authorizing a store to retain a specified amount of the fee under specified circumstances; providing that the sales and use tax does not apply to a specified amount of money under specified circumstances; requiring the operator of a store to remit a specified amount of money to the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund; requiring the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to adopt certain regulations; etc.
House text  Hearing, 11 Mar 2009, 1:00 pm

(Posted 17 Feb 2009)

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