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Arizona Legislature Moves to Kill Plastic Bag Bans

Arizona Legislature Moves to Kill Plastic Bag Bans

State lawmakers are moving to kill efforts by cities and counties, including the city of Flagstaff, to regulate grocery bags before the idea spreads.

On a 5-3 vote, the House Commerce Committee approved legislation that would make it illegal for any community to impose any sort of fee or deposit on the use of "auxiliary containers." That includes everything from soda bottles and cups to disposable bags "used for transporting merchandise or food."

The provision in SB 1241 is being moved in tandem with a prohibition against cities and counties from requiring businesses and building owners from having to report their energy consumption.

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