HB 1115 Virginia Waterways Clean Up and Consumer Choice Act; paper and plastic bag fee.
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Summary as introduced:
Paper and plastic bag fee. Imposes a fee of $0.05 on paper and plastic bags used by purchasers to carry tangible personal property from the place of purchase. 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 fee. Retailers are allowed to retain $0.01 of the $0.05 fee or $0.02 if the retailer has a customer bag credit program. The revenues raised by the fee will be deposited in the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund. Failure to collect and remit the fee will result in fines of $250, $500, and $1,000 for the first, second, third and thereafter offenses.

Full text:
01/13/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103874D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/13/10  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103874D
01/13/10  House: Referred to Committee on Finance
01/25/10  House: Assigned Finance sub: #3
02/09/10  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/16/10  House: Left in Finance