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Plastic bags could be on their way out in Nevada — POLL

Updated March 20, 2017 - 9:04 pm

CARSON CITY — Plastic bags at retail stores would be phased out — but cost a dime a bag in the interim — under a bill introduced in the Nevada Assembly on Monday.

Assembly Bill 344 would impose a 10-cent charge on plastic bags through Dec. 2021. The money collected would be deposited into a Plastic Bag Environmental Cleanup Fund.

A total ban on plastic bags at grocery and other retail outlets would take effect in 2022, and retailers could face fines of up to $500 for violations.

The bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, and four other lawmakers. It was referred to the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services.

Contact Sandra Chereb at schereb@reviewjournal.com or 775-461-3821. Follow @SandraChereb on Twitter.

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