Michigan Legislature Votes To Block Bag Banning Efforts

Communities could soon be banned from trying to put a ban on plastic shopping bags.

Lawmakers sent the legislation to Governor Snyder Thursday.

It passed the House and went through the Senate in the spring.

It would ban local governments from regulating, prohibiting or imposing a fee on the use or sale of "auxiliary containers".

Those are items like single use bags, cups, bottles or other packaging from stores and restaurants.

Democrats argued the state should not strip local communities of the power to make their own decisions.

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