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.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1.1K New Cases & 15 Deaths Reported Sunday
Every plastic and paper bag distributed by city retailers–including grocery stores and mini-marts would be subject to the fee.READ MORE: MVA's Bus Driver Day To Streamline Process For Applicants To Get Commercial License
The bill, introduced by Councilman Brandon M. Scott, originally called for 25 cents per bag but has been reduced to 10 cents.MORE NEWS: Ocean City Promises "Zero Tolerance" For Lawbreakers At Unsanctioned H20i Car Event
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.