Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1337 Solid waste: plastic bag: recycling.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 42254.5 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

42254.5.
 (a) For purposes of this section, “household chemical product” means a chemically formulated product used by households or consumers, including, but not limited to, detergents, cleaning compounds, polishes, floor finishes, cosmetics, personal care products, home, lawn, and garden products, disinfectants, and sanitizers.
(b) The Legislature finds and declares that both of the following are matters of statewide interest and concern:
(1)  The use of single-use plastic carryout bags for the purposes specified in subdivision (c).
(2) The imposition of a tax, fee, or charge for providing a single-use carryout bag that is not made of plastic, as specified in subdivision (d).
(c) A city, county, or other public agency, including, but not limited to, a chartered city or county, shall not adopt, implement, or enforce an ordinance, resolution, regulation, or rule that prohibits a retail establishment from offering to its customers, or that otherwise prohibits a person from using, a single-use plastic carryout bag for purposes of containing meat, poultry, fruits, vegetables, household chemical products, or food or products intended for consumption or use by domestic pets.
(d) A city, county, or other public agency, including, but not limited to, a chartered city or county, that otherwise prohibits the distribution of single-use plastic carryout bags by a retail establishment to its customers shall not adopt, implement, or enforce an ordinance, resolution, regulation, or rule that imposes a fee, tax, or other charge upon a retail establishment that provides a single-use carryout bag that is not made of plastic to its customers or that requires the retail establishment to collect a fee, tax, or other charge from a customer for providing a single-use carry-out bag that is not made of plastic.
(e) This section does not prohibit a retail establishment from selling a reusable bag to its customers.