Ohio House passes bill banning local fees on plastic bags

CLEVELAND - The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that bans local governments from imposing taxes and fees on the use, sale or consumption of plastic bags and other packaging containers. 

 

“My priority serving as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives is to put business first and make Ohio the most business-friendly state in the country,” said Rep. George Lang (R-West Chester), who joint-sponsored the legislation with Rep. Scott Lipps (R-Franklin). “Passing House Bill 625 has moved us further in the right direction by decreasing the cost of doing business in our state. Reducing and preventing the tax burden in our state makes Ohio a more attractive destination for businesses looking to relocate or expand.”

If signed into law, Ohio would join several states that have already passed similar legislation, including Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina.

 

House Bill 625 now goes to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

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