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Baltimore County Council votes against changes to plastic bag ban fee — for now

September 6, 2023

Baltimore County Council members voted 6-1 to table a bill that would have gotten rid of the forthcoming 5-cent charge for reusable carryout bags in businesses such as grocery stores and restaurants, and would have exempted liquor stores altogether. Councilman Patrick “Pat” Young motioned to table the bill Tuesday evening, saying he wanted a chance to weigh in on amending “issues contained and not contained” in the law banning single-use plastic bags at many businesses, and requiring customers to pay 5 cents for a reusable or paper bag.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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