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Status
Pending
Ordinance
HB264
Notes
2/20/2018 This is on the house and passed out of committee. Prefiling of a bill to impose a 20 cent tax on disposible shopping bags. The legislative session starts January 16, 2018.
Updated
March 02, 2018

Anchoragetop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/28/2018
Plastic Summary
No plastics
Reusable Definition
a. is designed and manufactured to withstand repeated use over time; b. is made from cloth, other machine washable fabric, or is made from other woven material that can be cleaned and disinfected regularly; has handles
Stores Affected
Retail seller means a [retail or ] commercial business [facility ] located within the municipality, including but not limited to markets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, drug stores, retail stores,
restaurants, or similar establishments that is located in a permanent building; and b.] sells goods or prepared food [to ] to final consumers such as household supplies, perishable items, or food merchandise, including meat, produce, dairy products, or snack foods.
Fees
Between $0.10 and $0.50 for bacgs that are reusable or paper
Comply Date
09/15/2019
Ordinance
AO-2018-63
Updated
February 05, 2019

Betheltop

Status
Approved
Status Date
07/01/2009
Plastic Summary
Banned
Paper Summary
Must be recyclable.
Reusable Definition
See ordinance for full description.
Stores Affected
Affected retail establishments (any commercial business facility that sells goods directly to the ultimate consumer including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies and retail stores), food vendors (any restaurants or retail food vendor located or operating in the city of Bethel) and non profit vendors.
Comply Date
09/2010
Ordinance
Bethel Municipal Code, Chapter 8.12
Notes
See ordinance for full description.
More Information
Updated
April 20, 2012

Fairbankstop

Status
Failed
Notes
Adopted in 9/10/2009 and rescinded in 10/8/2009. They wanted it implement a $0.05 fee per plastic bag
Updated
April 20, 2012

Homertop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/27/2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
No definition given
Stores Affected
No Seller may provide to a buyer, any disposable plastic shopping bag. Seller includes persons who are a vendors of property, persons furnishing services, the lessors of rental space and goods, and all persons making sales, including space sale and goods and all person making sales, including consignees and persons conduct sales where items will be sold for a commission or fee. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, “seller” includes all persons engaging in sales of fireworks regardless of length of time, duration or volume of such sales in any calendar year.
Fees
None
Comply Date
01/01/2013
Ordinance
12-36
Notes
See ordinance for full description.
More Information
Updated
November 30, -0001

Hooper Baytop

Status
Approved
Plastic Summary
Banned
Comply Date
08/2010
Notes
See ordinance for full description.
Updated
April 26, 2012

Kodiac Citytop

Status
Approved
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 4.0 mils
Reusable Definition
“Disposable plastic shopping bag” means a bag made from plastic, including plastic marketed or labeled as “biodegradable” or “compostable,” that is not suitable for repeated reuse, if made of or containing plastic that is less than 4 mils thick, is unable to be cleaned and disinfected regularly, and is designed to carry buyer purchases from the seller’s premises. “Disposable plastic shopping bag” does not include bags used by buyers inside stores to package bulk items such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, candy, or small hardware items, such as washers and bolts; bags used to contain dampness or leaks from items such as frozen foods, meat or fish, flowers or potted plants; bags used to protect prepared foods or bakery goods; bags provided by pharmacists to contain prescription drugs; laundry or dry cleaning bags; bags sold for buyer’s use off the seller’s premises for such purposes as the collection and disposal of garbage, pet waste, or yard waste; and newspaper bags.
Stores Affected
“Seller” means a person or persons who vend property, including prepared foods, persons furnishing services, and all persons making sales, including goods and services.
Comply Date
04/22/2018
Ordinance
1372
More Information
Updated
April 30, 2018

Palmertop

Status
Approved
Status Date
05/22/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 4.0 thick
Reusable Definition
A bag made from plastic or any material not marked or labeled as “biodegradable” or “compostable” that is neither intended nor suitable for continuous reuse and that is less than 4 mils thick, designed to carry customer
purchases from the seller�s premises.
Stores Affected
“Affected establishment” means any retail or commercial business facility located inside the city of Palmer that sells goods or prepared food directly to consumers including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores, and restaurants.
Comply Date
01/01/2019
Ordinance
18-004
More Information
Updated
July 11, 2018

Unalaskatop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/14/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 4.0 thick
Reusable Definition
A bag made from plastic or any material not marked or labeled as “biodegradable” or “compostable” that is neither intended nor suitable for continuous reuse and that is less than 4 mils thick, designed to carry customer purchases from the seller’s premises.
Stores Affected
“Seller” means every entity or person, whether acting as principal, agent, broker, or lessor, making sales at retail or rental of property to a consumer and who is required and responsible to collect and remit sales taxes levied by the City of Unalaska.
Comply Date
01/01/2019
Ordinance
Ordiance 2018-09 amending CH 11.16
More Information
Updated
November 13, 2018

Wasillatop

Status
Approved
Status Date
01/01/2018
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Allows establishments to provide carryout bags made of plastic 2.25 mil or thicker, with or without charge at their discretion.
Stores Affected
Prohibits all establishments in City limits from providing single-use plastic disposable shopping bags for the purpose of carrying away goods from the point of sale.
Comply Date
07/01/2018
Ordinance
17-24 (AM)
More Information
Updated
March 02, 2018


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