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From Sarah Ross over at Oregon Capitol News:

Introduced in February’s special session, a bill sponsored by Beaverton Democratic Senator Mark Hass to ban plastic bags in most retail stores will again make an appearance in the next legislative session.

According to Hass, the previous session did not allow enough time to vote for the legislation, thus causing it to show up on the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee agenda in 2011.

In an interim committee hearing Wednesday morning, Hass said the proposed bill would ban plastic bags for “most retail stores,” replacing them with recycled paper bags at a cost of five cents each.

Recycled paper bags, Hass said, are mostly made in Oregon while plastic bags are all made outside the state.

  1. Melissa Haskin says:

    YAY! I love it when the government makes decisions for me! YAY.

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