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Arizona Legislature to Discuss New Bills Banning Plastic Bag Bans Following Lawsuit

Arizona Legislature to Discuss New Bills Banning Plastic Bag Bans Following Lawsuit

Following last year’s national headline-grabbing news that Arizona passed a law preventing local municipalities from banning single-use plastic bags and other auxiliary containers, the Arizona Legislature once again is scheduled to discuss the topic.

Only this time, they’re planning to do it not for economic or ideological reasons but simply to preempt a possible legal argument against the law.

Shortly after Governor Doug Ducey signed SB 1241 into law, Tempe City Councilwoman Lauren Kuby and The Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest challenged it with a lawsuit.

Included in Kuby’s complaint are charges that the Legislature made two procedural mistakes, which she says should render the law unconstitutional.

Continue reading at the Phoenix New Times

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