Improve Public Safety by Repealing the Single-use Plastic Carry-out Bag Ban

Last updated: May 2, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Billy Bob Faulkingham, House 136
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 108




This bill repeals the law restricting the use of single-use carry-out plastic bags by retail stores and instead allows a retailer to use plastic bags to bag products at the point of retail sale if the retailer locates inside the store or within 20 feet of the main entrance to the store a receptacle for collecting any used plastic bags and ensures that the plastic bags collected are recycled or delivered to a person engaged in recycling plastics. The purpose of this repeal is to allow the use of single-use bags instead of reusable bags and prevent the spread of disease that may exist on reusable bags.