An Act To Implement the Recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection Regarding the State's Plastic Bag Reduction Law
Sec. 1. 38 MRSA §1611, sub-§1, ¶H, as enacted by PL 2019, c. 346, §2, is amended to read:
This bill, which is reported out by the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38, section 1772, subsection 5, implements the recommendations of the Department of Environmental Protection regarding the State’s plastic bag reduction law, as contained in its annual report on the State’s product stewardship programs pursuant to Title 38, section 1772, subsection 2. The bill amends in that law the definition of "single-use carry-out bag" to clarify that this definition includes bags provided within a retail establishment other than at the point of sale and includes bags used for packaging, protecting or otherwise containing merchandise within the retail establishment.