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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6313

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2604

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SANTIAGO, 130th Dist.

 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TAX ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC AND PAPER BAGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to establish a five-cent tax on single-use carryout paper and plastic shopping bags and create a dedicated environmental fund with the proceeds from such tax.

Statement of Purpose:

To encourage shoppers to utilize reusable shopping bags.