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HB 981 Disposable paper and plastic bags; local taxation.

Introduced by: Debra H. Rodman | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Local disposable paper and plastic bag tax. Authorizes any locality to impose a five-cent per bag tax on disposable paper bags or disposable plastic bags provided to customers by certain retailers, with certain bags being exempt from the tax. Revenues from the local tax would be collected by the Tax Commissioner and distributed monthly to the county or city imposing the tax to be used by such locality for pollution and litter mitigation. The bill requires each county or city adopting an ordinance to impose the tax to provide a certified copy of the ordinance to the Tax Commissioner at least six months prior to the date the tax is to become effective. The bill also allows every retailer that collects the tax to retain one cent of the five-cent tax.


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