2012 Regular Session


File Code: Environment Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 164
Sponsored By:
Delegates Lafferty, Barnes, Beidle, Bromwell, Frush, Hogan, Niemann, Olszewski, Tarrant, Vaughn, Washington, and Weir
Maryland Plastic Bag Recycling Act


Prohibiting a plastic carryout bag manufacturer from providing, selling, or offering for sale plastic carryout bags for use or distribution in the State unless specified language is printed or displayed on the bags and the manufacturer has registered with the Department of the Environment in a specified manner; requiring a plastic carryout bag manufacturer to register every 2 years by submitting to the Department a specified registration form, fee, and plan; terminating the Act after September 30, 2020; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used. For explanation of terms click here.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/15 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Eric M. Bromwell, District 8
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Patrick N. Hogan, District 3A
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Electronic Commerce -see also- Electronic Funds Transfer
Electronic Government
Environment, Department of
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Fees -see also- Attys' Fees; Devt Fees & Taxes; Reimb Rates.
Laws and Ordinances -see also- Pub Local Laws; Uniform Laws.
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Public Information
Registration -see also- Motor Vehicle Registration
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 9-1701 , 9-1707 , 9-1733 through 9-1743 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered