Baltimore City Council panel approves plastic-bag bill

03/16/2010 | Sun (Baltimore), The

A committee of the City Council of Baltimore voted, 3-0, to approve a bill that would ban disposable plastic bags from food stores and restaurants unless the business owners are enrolled in the city's plastic-bag-reduction program. The Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee cast aside proposals calling for an outright ban or a 25-cent fee on bags in favor of the so-called "mandatory-voluntary" approach. The measure goes to the full 14-member council for debate.

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