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Sunday, January 17, 2016

PG Taxers: Sen. Ramirez sponsors bag tax bill with dishonest, misleading title


Entitled: Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2016

Sponsored by
Senator Ramirez (D-47) (301-858-3745 or 800-492-7122 ext. 3745)

Cross-filed with: HB0031

Synopsis: Prohibiting a store from distributing plastic disposable carryout bags free of charge to a customer at the point of sale; requiring a store to charge and collect a 10-cent fee for each paper disposable carryout bag the store provides to a customer; authorizing the store to pay a customer a credit of at least 5 cents for each bag provided by the customer; requiring a store to remit to the Comptroller the money retained by the store for specified purposes; establishing a maximum penalty of $100 for a violation of the Act; etc.

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