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HF 511

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 07/09/2019 01:07pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/31/2019

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; repealing the prohibition on local ordinances
governing plastic bags and similar items; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 471.9998.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 471.9998, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-1409

471.9998 MERCHANT BAGS.

Subdivision 1.

Merchant option.

All merchants, itinerant vendors, and peddlers doing business in this state shall have the option to provide customers a paper, plastic, or reusable bag for the packaging of any item or good purchased, provided such purchase is of a size and manner commensurate with the use of paper, plastic, or reusable bags.

Subd. 2.

Prohibition; bag ban.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no political subdivision shall impose any ban upon the use of paper, plastic, or reusable bags for packaging of any item or good purchased from a merchant, itinerant vendor, or peddler.