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Daily Legislative Brief from March 22, 2017


SB 162-Relating to Disposable Plastic Bags
On Wednesday, March 22nd, SB 162, by Senator José Javier Rodriguez (D-Miami), was heard in the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and passed by a vote of 4 yeas to 1 nay. AIF stood in opposition to this bill.

This bill authorizes municipalities to establish a pilot program to regulate or ban disposable plastic bags.

SB 162 will move on to its next committee stop in the Senate Committee on Community Affairs.

AIF OPPOSES legislation that allows for local regulations resulting in increased costs for businesses.