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HF 1504

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/02/2017 04:17pm

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A bill for an act
relating to local government; prohibiting local governments from banning or taxing
paper or plastic bags; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
471.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [471.9998] MERCHANT BAGS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Merchant option. new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Prohibition; bag ban or tax. new text end

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective May 31, 2017. Ordinances existing on
the effective date of this section that would be prohibited under this section are invalid as
of the effective date of this section.
new text end