Amendment 1 from Councilmember Jones: https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/olis/GetFile.aspx?id=26202
On page 2, in line 6, strike “10%” and substitute “20%”.
This would double the money that stores are allowed to keep from the punitive fee (to 1 cent for every bag they distribute to you and I at checkout. The other 4 cents would go to the county).
Amendment 2 from Councilmember Jones: https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/olis/GetFile.aspx?id=26203
On page 4, in line 19, strike “July 1, 2020” and substitute “October 1, 2020”.
This would push back the start of this punitive fee on shoppers to October 1, 2020.
Amendment 3 from Councilmember Jung: https://apps.howardcountymd.gov/olis/GetFile.aspx?id=26204
This Amendment bans disposable plastic bags beginning July 1, 2021
This would switch the punitive fee on shoppers to a ban on plastic bags starting in July of 2021.
I am not a fan of amendment 1…I do not understand why they are doubling the money to stores that provide plastic bags.
I am a fan of amendment 2…more time may be needed for stores to get ready to implement this law.
I am a SUPER fan of amendment 3. I personally wish the entire bill was switched over to this amendment. If this amendment is passed…I can get behind and support this legislation. If it is not…then we all will really see what CB64-2019 is really all about (MONEY).
Stay tuned folks…I promise to follow this until the end.