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HB 124 Plastic bags; imposes a tax of 20 cents on those used by purchasers.

Introduced by: Joseph D. Morrissey | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Plastic bag tax.  Imposes a tax of 20 cents ($0.20) on plastic bags used by purchasers to carry tangible personal property purchased in grocery stores, convenience stores, or drug stores. Durable, reusable plastic bags and bags used for ice cream, meat, fish, poultry, leftover restaurant food, newspapers, dry cleaning, and prescription drugs are exempt from the tax. Retailers are allowed to retain five cents ($0.05) of the 20-cent ($0.20) tax or seven cents ($0.07) if the retailer has a customer bag credit program. Failure to collect and remit the tax will result in fines of $250, $500, and $1,000 for the first, second, and third and subsequent offenses, respectively.


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