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Status
Inactive
Ordinance
HB 2416
Notes
HB 2416: Allows businesses to provide bags made from any material to customers at checkout. Prohibits and supercedes local government bag bans.
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Updated
November 24, 2015

Austintop

Status
Approved
Status Date
04/12/2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 4.0 thick and recyclable.
Paper Summary
Requirements: must contain a minimum of 40% recycled content beginning March 1, 2013, and contain a minimum 80% recycled content by March 1, 2014.
Reusable Definition
A bag specifically designed and manufactured for multiple use, (a) requires labeling (b) has a handle (3) constructed of cloth or other washable fabric or approved plastic resins. Durable material whether woven or non woven, recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of 4.0 mil and containing only
Stores Affected
“Business establishment” means any commercial enterprise that provides carry out bags to its customers, including sole proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, whether for profit or not for profit, and includes all employees of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business.
Fees
None
Comply Date
03/01/2013
Ordinance
20120301-078 Chapter 15-6
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Updated
February 26, 2013

Brownsvilletop

Status
Rescinded
Updated
July 31, 2018

Corpus Christietop

Status
Pending
Notes
7/29/2013 Meeting scheduled for 7/30/2013 to begin discussion and present ordinance request for bag ban. 06/23/2012 – reviewing ban. Meeting scheduled for late May 2012
Updated
July 29, 2013

Dallastop

Status
Failed
Status Date
03/25/2014
Fees
$0.05 environmental fee on plastic and paper
Comply Date
01/01/2015
Ordinance
29307
Notes
06/04/2015: The Dallas City Council voted to repeal the city ordinance regulating carryout bags. The amendment banning plastic bags and exempting paper bags was voted down 9-6 by the Council before a motion to repeal the carryout bag ordinance was introduced. That motion for repeal passed 10-4. Beginning Monday June 8, 2015, carryout bags will be free in Dallas. 03/26/2014 This is not a ban, but they have instituted an environmental fee on paper and plastic bags. 7/2/2013 Dallas council on summer break, will resume talks in August. 5/23/2013 A draft proposal modeled after Austin bag ordinance is being distributed for review. Under review- no action at this time, no documentation or ordinance drafted.
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Updated
June 04, 2015

El Pasotop

Status
Pending
Notes
HB1877 tax on plastic (2011)
Updated
April 22, 2012

Fort Stocktontop

Status
Approved
Status Date
08/24/2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements: Durable material
Paper Summary
Requirement: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
A bag that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable material specifically designed for reuse.
Stores Affected
“Business” means any commercial enterprise or establishment, including sole proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, whether for profit or not for profit, and includes all employees of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business.
Fees
None
Comply Date
09/01/2011
Ordinance
11-117 Chapter 12
More Information
Updated
April 20, 2012

Houstontop

Status
Pending
Notes
The Mayor has brought up initial discussion, no ordinance is proposed at this time. See page 24 of document.
More Information
Updated
July 10, 2012

Issaquahtop

Status
Pending
Notes
Reviewing ordinance in May 2012
More Information
Updated
April 22, 2012

Kermittop

Status
Approved
Status Date
10/01/2013
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 2.25 thick and Specific ID requirements.
Paper Summary
Requirements: no old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
Any bag with handles that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple uses, minimum lifetime capacity of 125 or more uses, carry 22 or more pounds over a distance of at least 175 feet, has a minimum volume of 15 liters, made of cloth or other machine washable fabric, Shall not contain lead, cadmium, or any other heavy metal in toxic amounts. Or made of other durable material including plastic at least 2.25 thick.
Stores Affected
Store means any of the following retail establishments located within the City: (1) A full-line, self-service retail store with gross annual sales of one million dollars ($1,000,000), or more, that sells a line of dry grocery, canned goods, or nonfood items and some perishable items; (2) A store of at …view more 10,000 square feet of retail space that generates sales or use tax pursuant to the Texas Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law. ; or (3) A drug store, pharmacy, supermarket, grocery store, convenience food store, food mart, or other entity engaged in the retail sale of a limited ine of goods that includes milk, bread, soda, and snack foods, including those stores with a license issued by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. view less
Comply Date
10/01/2013
Ordinance
13-05
More Information
Updated
October 22, 2013

Laguna Vistatop

Status
Approved
Status Date
09/11/2012
Plastic Summary
Requirements: Durable material
Paper Summary
Requirements: No old growth fiber, 100% recyclable, 40% minimum of PCW and specific ID requirements.
Reusable Definition
A bag that is specially designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is (1) made of cloth or fabric and /or (2) made of durable material specifically designed for reuse.
Stores Affected
Affected retail establishments means any retail business establishment, temporary vendor or restaurant, located within the corporate limits of the Town of Laguna Vista. “Business establishment” means any commercial enterprise, including sole proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, whether for profit or not for profit, and includes all …view more of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business. view less
Fees
None
Comply Date
01/01/2013
Ordinance
2012-23
More Information
Updated
October 10, 2012

Laredotop

Status
Rescinded
Updated
July 31, 2018

Midlandtop

Status
Pending
Notes
2012 reviewing ban/tax
Updated
April 22, 2012

Odessatop

Status
Pending
Notes
2012 reviewing ban/tax
Updated
April 22, 2012

Port Aransastop

Status
Approved
Status Date
12/18/2014
Paper Summary
Recyclable Paper Bag means a paper carryout bag provided by a retail establishment to a customer at the point of sale for purposes of transporting groceries or other goods and meets all of the following requirements: 1. contains no old growth fiber; 2. is 100% recyclable; 3. contains a minimum of 40% post-consumer recycled content; and 4. displays the words “Reusable” and “Recyclable” in a highly visible manner on the outside of the bag.
Reusable Definition
Reusable Bag means a bag that is specifically designed and manufactured for multiple reuse and is made of cloth or other fabric, or other durable material suitable for reuse, and has durable built-in handles or draw-strings.
Stores Affected
Business establishment means a commercial enterprise or establishment, including sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, corporations, or any other legal entity including contractors associated with the business.
Comply Date
01/01/2016
Ordinance
2014-15
Updated
December 01, 2015

Sunset Valleytop

Status
Approved
Status Date
02/19/2013
Plastic Summary
Requirements: 4.0 thick and recyclable.
Paper Summary
Requirements: Recyclable Paper.
Reusable Definition
A bag specifically designed and manufactured for multiple use, (a) requires labeling (b) has a handle (3) constructed of cloth or other washable fabric or approved plastic resins. Durable material whether woven or non woven, recyclable plastic with a minimum thickness of 4.0 mil and containing only.
Stores Affected
“Business establishment” means any commercial enterprise that provides carry out bags to its customers, including sole proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, whether for profit or not for profit, and includes all employees of the business or any independent contractors associated with the business.
Fees
None
Comply Date
09/01/2013
More Information
Updated
May 01, 2013

Wacotop

Status
Pending
Updated
September 15, 2015

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