Feb 9, 2015 — Today was a major step in progress towards reducing plastic bags within our environment in Florida. State Representative David Richardson, Miami Beach has filed House Bill 611 which bill that would allow cities with fewer than 100,000 people to create pilot programs to regulate or ban disposable plastic bags. The bill (HB 661) will be considered during the legislative session that starts March 3. It would allow cities to have pilot programs from Jan. 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018, and would require them to collect data and submit reports about the effects of the regulations or bans. It also raises the possibility that cities could continue with such regulations or bans after June 30, 2018.
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