Remove the Plastic Bag Ban

Last updated: May 2, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Stacey Guerin, Senate 10 - Penobscot County
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 39




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.