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Retailers plastic bag issue taken up by the state legislature

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, primary sponsor of SB 5323, speaking on the bill. 
Credit: Hannah Sabio-Howell, communications specialist for Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent.

“Proposed State Law Adds a Fee to Plastic Bags at Checkout”

  • Editor’s note: The former Yelm city councils had an opportunity to take the lead on a plastic bag ban within city limits and demurred. This was an issue here in Yelm in July 2014. Read more

“In an attempt to reduce plastic pollution, a bill banning retailers from handing out free single-use plastic bags in the state of Washington is moving in the Legislature.

“The bill, SB 5323, was passed by the Senate with a vote of 30-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 15, and is now headed to the House for further consideration. If the bill becomes law, shoppers will have to either bring their own bags or pay an eight-cent fee for a reusable carryout plastic bag.

“The bill was a one-party proposal, made by the Democrats, and received the support of two Republicans voting yes. One Democrat voted no,” by Leona Vaughn, for the Nisqually Valley News. Read more

Posted by Steve on January 22, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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