Plastic bag tax scrapped by Baton Rouge lawmaker - KLFY News 10

Plastic bag tax scrapped by Baton Rouge lawmaker

Posted: Updated:
Regina Barrow Regina Barrow

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge lawmaker has shelved her proposal to add a new 5-cent state tax on plastic bags, like those used at grocery stores.

Rep. Regina Barrow, a Democrat, told the House Ways and Means Committee on Monday that she wouldn't pursue the tax this session, because she knew it couldn't gain passage.

Barrow says she'll continue to explore the idea for future sessions.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says municipalities have enacted bans or taxes on plastic bags, but nothing has been done statewide except in Hawaii, where all counties have banned the bags at checkouts because of environmental concerns.

House Bill 529 can be found at www.legis.la.gov

Powered by WorldNow

1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509

Telephone: 337.981.4823
Fax: 337.984.8323
Email: tip10@klfy.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Louisiana, Inc. A Media General Company.