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State Plastic Bag Legislation

Details: 26 rows · Bags distributed at the meat/deli counter and bulk food area are exempt, as well as newspaper bags, trash bags, garment bags, bags provided by a pharmacy for prescription drugs, and restaurant takeout bags. The law allows …

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California First State to Ban Plastic Bags > National

Details: Plastic bags are the most common consumer item on the planet—and one of the more controversial. With more than 1 trillion used each year—100 billion by American shoppers—the bags are a leading source of pollution worldwide. Over the past decade, governments at every level, from towns and cities, to states and entire countries, have passed

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State Recycling Resources

Details: : The town did an eight-week curbside engagement program in 2017. This program’s main component was to leave behind bins that had plastic bags, plastic wrap and bagged recyclables in them. This program was designed to help educate residents on what materials are not accepted and create a more efficient system. Current Legislation of Interest

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States with Littering Penalties

Details: The most common types of litter are food packaging, bottles, cans, plastic bags, paper and tobacco products. States can discourage littering through a variety of methods, one of which is to create and enforce criminal penalties that punish unwanted behavior.

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Food Safety Legislation 2019

Details: Illinois . In Illinois, the legislature amended the state’s Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regarding the sale of bulk food to ensure take that home containers, including bags, cups, and lids provided for consumer use are cleaned, stored, and dispensed in a sanitary manner, and provides that a retailer may allow a consumer to fill or refill a personal container with bulk food.

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State Prescription Drug Repository Programs

Details: YEAR. STATES WITH ACTIVITY OR LAWS. 1997-98. Georgia passed the first known state law permitting reuse within a long-term care facility. In 1998 Louisiana began a pilot program without statutory authority.. 2000. Connecticut enacted the second of the earliest laws. 2001. Oklahoma and Montana authorized long-term-care based programs. 2002. New Jersey and Virginia enacted …

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State Beverage Container Deposit Laws

Details: Beverage container deposit laws, or bottle bills, are designed to reduce litter and capture bottles, cans, and other containers for recycling. Ten states and Guam have a deposit-refund system for beverage containers. Deposit amounts vary from two cents to 15 cents, depending on the type of beverage and volume of the container.

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Webinars 50-State Bill Information Service (BIS) Training

Details: NCSL 50-State + Bill Information Service (BIS) Training Webinars 2022. Training webinars are usually held on the third Wednesday of every month, or as noted below. Time slots will remain the same. If you are unable to attend, a recorded training webinar is available 24/7! After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing

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State Legislative Websites Directory

Details: State Legislative Websites Directory. 4/30/2009. This database contains information gleaned from the home pages and websites of the 50 state legislatures, the District of Columbia and the territories. You can select to view specific website content materials (such as, bills, press rooms, statutes) from one state at a time.

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Regulating Marijuana: Taxes, Banking and Federal Laws

Details: “There are businesses creating millions of dollars in revenue and paying taxes with bags of cash,” said Colorado. Representative Dan Pabon. “That’s a problem for the business, and a challenge for the state. It’s hard to hold people accountable when you can’t audit and verify bank records and bank statements.

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Cryptocurrency 2021 Legislation

Details: Cryptocurrency 2021 Legislation. Digital or virtual currencies are a medium of exchange but are not regular money. Unlike dollar bills and coins, cryptocurrencies are not issued or backed by the U.S. government or any other government or central bank. The lack of a physical token to count and hold may confuse some.

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State Legislatures Magazine: A Profusion of Plastic, May 2008

Details: Paper bags are easier to recycle, but the cost of recycling can be high for both types of materials. Environmental groups advise consumers to reuse. In New York City, if one fewer plastic bag were used per person each year, waste could be reduced by 109 tons and disposal costs by $11,000.

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NCSL Newsletter Listings

Details: NCSL COMMUNICATIONS NCSL Today. Daily news docket and resources for state legislatures and staff.. NCSL This Month. Monthly review of new NCSL reports, databases and more.. NCSL News Alerts. Occasional updates on breaking state and federal policy news.. NCSL Reports and Resources. Weekly announcements on LegisBriefs, webinars, online meetings and more.. NCSL State Legislatures News

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State Policy 101

Details: NCSL State Policy 101 offers legislators and legislative staff more than 25 educational sessions on key, cross-cutting policy issues. Whether you are new to the legislature or looking to build your knowledge in a specific area, these sessions will prepare you for future success.

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A PROFUSION OF PLASTIC

Details: bags they use and Whole Foods completely stopped using plastic bags in April. Some states, like Rhode Island, are con-sidering banning them entirely. Legislation under consideration there would prohibit retail establishments from using plastic bags, but would permit bags made from biodegrad-able materials such as paper. Others are com-

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TRENDS The Newest Net Threat

Details: current ban on plastic bags in coastal communities passed in 2009. Not all states are trending toward banning bans, however. Ten have had bills introduced this year to limit the use of bags, although none have yet passed. Bans on bags are not that old. The California Legislature was the first, in 2014, to pass a statewide ban, which went

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COVID-19: Drug Shortages Amid a Pandemic > National

Details: In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, many drugs—like solutions used to dilute other medicines in intravenous (IV) bags—suddenly became hard to find. The federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was able to tap companies overseas to fill in the gaps after hurricane Maria, whereas the COVID-19 crisis poses risks to the supply chain on a

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Trends and Transitions December 2014

Details: California Bags Plastic Bags. Plastic bags are one of the most common consumer items on the planet—and one of the most controversial. Around the world, an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion bags are used each year, many of which can be recycled, but aren’t.

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Is China’s Ban on Imported Waste an Economic Opportunity

Details: The prevalence of plastics has been a topic of discussion in legislatures for several years, in the context of plastic bags, and more recently, plastic straws and packaging. Some states are focusing on implementing effective plastics recycling programs, while others are imposing bans or fees to reduce plastics in the waste stream.

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Rack Pack Community Service Project ASLCS 2015 PDS

Details: The bags are placed on the beds (racks) of returning soldiers to provide for basic necessities in their first 48 hours back home. ALSCS attendees are asked to bring along travel size toiletries, personal care items and wrapped treats, or donate funds for the purchase of supplies. All products must be “travel size” as the Rack Pack bag has

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Lesson Plans for High School Civics, Government and U.S

Details: Fundamentals of Representative Democracy Lesson Plans for High School Civics, Government and U.S. History Classes By Alan Rosenthal These lessons about the fundamentals of representative democracy are designed mainly for

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Child Nutrition & School Meals

Details: Congress has provided $8.8 billion in additional funding for child nutrition programs and temporarily removed some existing program requirements in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act); the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided administrative flexibilities.

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Breastfeeding State Laws

Details: La. Rev. Stat. § 47:305.67 (2011) provides that the state sales and use tax shall not apply to the consumer purchase of breastfeeding items, including breast pumps and accessories, replacement parts, storage bags and accessories, and nursing bras.

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NCSL in the News October 2019

Details: Philadelphia is eyeing a ban on plastic bags. Here’s how that’s worked in other cities. The Philadelphia Inquirer Fourteen states, including Pennsylvania, have so-called preemption laws on the books that block local bag regulations, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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A Guide to the School Breakfast Program

Details: The School Breakfast Program is a federally funded meal program that provides free and reduced price meals to low-income students across the country. Begun as a pilot in 1966, today 11.6 million students receive a nutritious breakfast each day through the program. Schools are expanding breakfast service, inspiring businesses, nonprofits and

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Environment Committee State Legislative Update

Details: • A fee or tax for bags distributed by retailers • In-store recycling programs • Litter & marine debris reduction & recycling funds • Providing recyclable, compostable or reusable bags to customers • Rebates for consumers who bring their own bags • Prohibiting the retail use of plastic bags • More than 80 bills introduced in 26 states

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NCSL in the News January 2020

Details: Plastic bags have lobbyists. And they're still winning. Politico Still, after years of environmental lobbying, only eight states — California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon and Vermont — ban plastic bags. Fourteen others, including Florida, have moved in the opposite direction, adopting preemption laws to tie the

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TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS

Details: bags. And, as the debate over which is better—paper or plastic—contin-ues, a few lawmakers have included paper bags in proposed legislation in an attempt to keep all bags out of the waste stream. Supporters believe limiting bags pro-motes conservation and curtails road, beach and water pollution, while alleviat-ing harm to wildlife.

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Trends and Transitions: May 2011

Details: The District of Columbia in early 2010 enacted a ban on disposable, non-recyclable plastic carry-out bags and set a fee of 5 cents each for use of all other disposable bags. So far this year, lawmakers in 11 states have considered legislation for taxes, fees and bans on bags. Hawaii legislators are considering seven different proposals.

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In the News February 2021

Details: There’s a renewed push to ban plastic bags and Styrofoam at Colorado stores and restaurants The Denver Post And already, eight states — California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon and Vermont — have banned single-use plastic bags, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Senator and Baseball Owner Calls Plays at Statehouse and

Details: Before becoming a senator from the 3rd District in 2021, Billig served a term in the state House of Representatives. Traditionally, when legislators pass their first bills, they give gifts to colleagues. Billig gave out gift bags that included Spokane …

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Stateline: July/August 2012

Details: Island Bags First. Hawaii is the first state to ban retailers across the state from offering plastic bags at checkout. Supporters of the legislation say the plastic bags take hundreds of years to biodegrade, often clog up waterways and roadways, and contribute to the litter problem. Opponents argued the law would burden consumers and recyclers

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NCSL in the News September 2020

Details: Eight states have banned plastic bags, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Maine and Maryland have also passed bills banning Styrofoam. Hawaii has a de facto ban on paper bags with less than 40% recycled material, according to the conference. September 24. New York considers hiking taxes for the rich to fill COVID-19 hole

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Capitol Ideas: March 2010

Details: The alternative, paper bags, are made from renewable energy sources, but their production uses roughly 40 percent more energy than plastic bag production and more energy is used to transport them. Twenty-four states introduced approximately 90 bills relating to plastic bags in 2009; nine states looked at banning the bags altogether.

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A Click to Sign Up S

Details: lastic bags are the bane of vacant lots and landfills everywhere. They take up to 1,000 years to decompose, occupying valuable room in landfills, harming wildlife and waterways, and creating eyesores. State legislatures are debating a number of proposals to reduce consumers’ reliance on one-time,

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Transportation in Environmental Cleanup

Details: www.energy.gov/EM 12 FY16 NNSS Disposal Generator Site FY 2016 Volume (m3) FY 2016 Shipments FY 2016 Packages AMWTP 1,166.97 59 275 Y-12 3,622.82 104 1610

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Working With State Legislators: A Guide for Infant-Toddler

Details: Working With State Legislators: A Guide for Infant-Toddler Professionals. State legislators take positions and vote on legislation that affects infants and toddlers. Because of the variety and complexity of the policy issues before them, state legislators often rely on their staff, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), academic

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Neighborhood Association Meetings, Go Where They Go

Details: Miera sat quietly in the audience, listening to each agenda item being discussed. He only spoke to present information on the local Albuquerque parade or when asked a question. He was praised by the association for his help in securing “doggy poop bags” for the local park, a task that has eluded the association for quite some time.

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TRENDS Highs and Lows of Speed Limits W

Details: oncern over fake air bags continues as counterfeiters improve their ability to replicate the look of certified, original parts—right down to the logos and branding of the major automakers. Of the 19 states yet to jump into the foray against the fakes, Maryland, Pennsylvania and South Carolina debated, but did not pass, legislation this year.

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Standing Committees and Task Force Groups at NCSL

Details: Standing Committees and Task Forces. The NCSL Standing Committees meet two times each year and allow legislators and staff to benefit from the experiences of other states in shaping public policy, experimenting with new laws, and managing the legislative institutions. Committee members explore issues that states have to deal with, but

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Stateline: July/August 2010

Details: It would require shoppers who don’t bring their own bags to buy either paper bags made of at least 40 percent recycled material or reusable totes. Opponents argue that hundreds of bag manufacturing jobs will be lost. Currently, estimates indicate that 19 billion plastic bags are used each year in the state, creating 147,000 tons of waste.

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Newsline Summer 2018

Details: The Summer 2018 issue of the LRL Newsline. Get up to date on all upcoming LRL activities at the Summit, July 29-Aug 2 in Los Angeles, Calif and the upcoming PDS in October. Learn about a new legislator database in Michigan and how North Carolina is tweeting, plus much, much more.

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