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House Bill 1521


House Bill 1521

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Fee for disposable carryout bags. Provides that a retail merchant who furnishes disposable carryout bags to a customer for carrying merchandise purchased in a retail transaction shall collect a fee of ten cents for each disposable carryout bag accepted by the customer. Provides that a retail merchant who furnishes disposable carryout bags to customers for use in carrying merchandise purchased in a retail transaction shall also offer reusable carryout bags for sale to customers. Appropriates 25% of the fees for disposable carryout bags collected by retail merchants to the Indiana economic development corporation for the green industries fund. Appropriates 75% of the fees for disposable carryout bags collected by retail merchants to the department of education for supplemental distributions to school corporations, including charter schools, for use by school corporations for any lawful purpose.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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