Plastic bags; tax in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. (SB1116)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Plastic bag tax in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Imposes a five-cent per bag tax on plastic bags provided to customers by certain retailers in localities located wholly within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and directs revenues to be used to support the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan. The bill also allows every retailer that collects the tax to retain one cent of the five-cent tax. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/26/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100549D
12/26/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1116)
01/16/2019Committee substitute printed to LIS only 19105036D-S1
01/16/2019Incorporates SB1070 (Ebbin)
01/16/2019Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (5-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)