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Hall Bill Revoking Texas Bag Ban Under Discussion

Mar 15, 2017

Those opposed to plastic bags turned out in Austin yesterday to fight against a bill designed to overturn the state’s bag ban. 

A hearing on Senate bill 103, introduced by state senator Bob Hall, drew opponents, some who dressed in plastic bags to highlight the environmental problems they say the bags cause.

The bill would allow businesses to provide bags “made from any material” during sales. It would also disallow cities from to charge fees on bags.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city of Brownsville last fall for charging $1 for every transaction that included plastic bags.