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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.

NOTE: This section, as added by Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 8, section 14, is effective May 31, 2017. Ordinances existing on May 31, 2017, that would be prohibited under Minnesota Statutes, section 471.9998, are invalid as of May 31, 2017. Laws 2017, chapter 94, article 8, section 14, the effective date.