as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/13/2020 04:33pm
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,
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
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Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 19-1409
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.
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.