House Bill 224
150th General Assembly (Present)
House Natural Resources 6/14/19
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 7 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RECYCLING AND WASTE REDUCTION.
This bill expands upon the companion bill (House Bill No. 130 as amended of the 150th General Assembly) relating to the use of single-use plastic bags. This bill prohibits the use of single use paper bags and works to lessen consumption of single use bags in favor of having consumers utilize reusable bags. The purpose of the bill, as detailed in the preamble, is to further clean up Delaware’s communities and watersheds, reduce storm water and trash management costs to taxpayers, and promote the health and safety of watersheds, wildlife and humans, and the ecosystem’s food chain. On January 1, 2021 this bill enacts a ban on certain stores providing single-use paper bags at check-out.
Takes effect upon being signed into law