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File #: 19-0401    Version: 0 Name: Comprehensive Bag Reduction
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 6/17/2019 In control: Judiciary Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Comprehensive Bag Reduction For the purpose of repealing the Plastic Bag Reduction Program; prohibiting certain dealers from supplying customers with plastic bags for use as checkout bags; authorizing certain exemptions; defining certain terms; imposing certain civil and criminal penalties; imposing a surcharge on checkout bags supplied by dealers to certain customers; and providing for special effective dates.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Shannon Sneed, Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, President Brandon M. Scott, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Comprehensive, Plastic Bags, Reduction
Attachments: 1. 19-0401~1st Reader, 2. ECB 19-0401, 3. Sustainability 19-0401, 4. BDC 19-0401, 5. Law 19-0401, 6. DPW 19-0401, 7. Finance 19-0401, 8. Health 19-0401, 9. 19-0401 Worksession 9/28 Amendments Spreadsheet
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill ___


Introduced by: Councilmember Henry


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Comprehensive Bag Reduction
For the purpose of repealing the Plastic Bag Reduction Program; prohibiting certain dealers from supplying customers with plastic bags for use as checkout bags; authorizing certain exemptions; defining certain terms; imposing certain civil and criminal penalties; imposing a surcharge on checkout bags supplied by dealers to certain customers; and providing for special effective dates.
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By repealing
Article 15. Licensing and Regulation Subtitle 16. Plastic Bag Reduction Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By adding
Article 7. Natural Resources
Section(s) 62-1 to 62-11, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 62. Plastic Bag Reduction”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

By repealing and reordaining, with amendments
Article 1. Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies
Section 40-14(e)(.5a)
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)
By repealing
Article 1. Mayor, City Council, and Municipal Agencies Section 40-14(e)(2)(“Subtitle 16. Plastic Bag Reduction”)
Baltimore City Code (Edition 2000)

By adding
Article 28. Taxes
Section(s) 31-1 to 31-11, to be under the new subtitle,
“Subtitle 31. Checkout Bag Surcharge”
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That City Code Article 15, Subtitle 16, is repealed, in its entirety.

Section 2. And be it further ordained, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 7. Natural Resources

Subtitle 62. Plastic Bag Reduction

§ 62-1. Definitions.

(a) In general.

In this subtitle, the following words have the meanings indicated.

(b) Checkout bag.

(1) “Checkout bag” means any plastic bag supplied by a dealer ...

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