After much publicity in the State Senate, the proposed statewide ban on plastic 'single-use' shopping bags has lulled a bit.

Headlines exploded everywhere after the State Senate passed SB 5323 which would eliminate the use statewide of plastic shopping bags in 2020. It would also charge $.8 cent per checkout for paper. Violators of the law could face a non-criminal fine of up to $250.

So where is it now? The companion bill, as they call it (The State House Version) is HB1205.  It is still awaiting it's day before committee, but given the even bigger Democratic majority in the State House, whatever makes it through committee will most likely be passed.

We will keep you posted!  To find out more about the House Version, click on the button below.