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.
Should Nevada ban plastic bags at retail stores? AB344 would phase out bags but impose a 10¢ charge in the interim→ https://t.co/0Ihc80vX6B
— Las Vegas RJ (@reviewjournal) March 21, 2017
Contact Sandra Chereb at email@example.com or 775-461-3821. Follow @SandraChereb on Twitter.