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 Bill Status of SB3423  101st General Assembly

Short Description:  CARRYOUT BAG FEE ACT

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Melinda Bush and Heather A. Steans

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.930 new
55 ILCS 5/5-1186 new
65 ILCS 5/11-42-17 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Carryout Bag Fee Act. Provides that a carryout bag fee of $0.10 is imposed on each carryout bag used by a customer at retail establishments, except in municipalities with a population greater than 1,000,000, with $0.03 being returned to the retail establishment, $0.04 into the Carryout Bag Fee Fund, $0.01 to the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois, $0.01 into the Solid Waste Management Fund, and $0.01 into the Partners for Conservation Fund. Provides that the carryout bag fee does not apply to the retail sale or use of carryout bags that are used to carry items purchased under specified governmental food assistance programs. Repeals the new Act on January 1, 2026. Amends the State Finance Act making conforming changes. Amends the Counties Code and Illinois Municipal Code. Provides that a county or municipality may not ban, place a fee or tax on, or regulate in any other manner the use, disposition, content, taxation, or sale of carryout bags. Limits the applicability of the provisions as they relate to a county or municipality that charged a fee or tax on carryout bags on May 1, 2020 and specified recycling programs. Limits home rule powers.

DateChamber Action
  2/14/2020SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Melinda Bush
  2/14/2020SenateFirst Reading
  2/14/2020SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/18/2020SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Heather A. Steans
  1/13/2021SenateSession Sine Die

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