Calley Signs Bill To Prohibit Michigan Communities From Regulating Plastic Bags

Michigan communities will soon be banned from trying to put a ban on plastic shopping bags.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed the measure into law Wednesday — a power he has when Governor Snyder is out of the state.

The measure keeps 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.

The law takes effect in 90 days.