By Pat Warren

BALTIMORE (WJZ)— The Baltimore City Council Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee was set to hear the pros and cons of a fee on plastic and paper bags.

Pat Warren reports the hearing scheduled for Tuesday morning was canceled.

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Every plastic and paper bag distributed by city retailers–including grocery stores and mini-marts would be subject to the fee.

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The bill, introduced by Councilman Brandon M. Scott, originally called for 25 cents per bag but has been reduced to 10 cents.

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If the fee on bags passes, Baltimore would join roughly 100 communities in the country that have banned plastic bags or imposed a fee on them.