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SB 853 - Prohibits Cities from Restricting Plastic Bags - Key Vote

Michigan Key Votes

Wayne Schmidt Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-12) - (Key vote)
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits a local government from restricting the use of plastic bags and other containers.

  • Prohibits a local government from adopting an ordinance regulating, prohibiting, restricting, or establishing a tax on bags, cups, bottles, or other packaging that meet the following criteria (Secs. 1 & 2):
    • The container is made of substances including, but not limited to, plastic, paper, and cloth; and
    • The container is designed to transport or protect merchandise, food, or beverages.
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not affect recycling programs or littering ordinances (Sec. 3). 


Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Cities from Restricting Plastic Bags

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