In June 2016, the New York City Council voted to postpone its proposed five-cent fee on plastic bags until February 2017. And in February, lawmakers voted to block a law that would have made the five-cent fee for plastic bags effective.
Now, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is bringing the idea of a plastic bag fee back to the table by creating a plastic bag task force, a year-long study of the issue that will help the city develop recommendations for reducing the use of plastic bags.
NY1 News has more:
Governor Andrew Cuomo is revisiting the idea of a fee on plastic grocery bags with a new task force.
The commission will study the issue for a year and then come up with recommendations for reducing the use of plastic bags.