HB521: Plastic bags; bans use by retailers at point of sale unless designed and manufactured for reuse.

Offered January 13, 2010
Prefiled January 12, 2010
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 10.1-1415.3, relating to plastic bags.
Patron-- Morrissey

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 10.1-1415.3 as follows:

§ 10.1-1415.3. Plastic carryout bags.

No retailer, as defined in § 58.1-602, shall provide customers with plastic carryout bags at the point of sale unless such bags are (i) durable plastic bags with handles; (ii) at least 2.25 mils thick; and (iii) specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse.