OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-226

AN ACT CONCERNING SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill phases out, by 2020, the distribution of plastic bags to customers at certain retail stores. This does not result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

The bill also requires a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and grocery and retail representatives on various measures to reduce demand, establish recycling programs, and alter the current content of plastic, single-use bags.

This is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact to DEEP, as there are currently staff with expertise in materials management.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None