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Miami Beach Law Maker Introduces Bill to Regulate Plastic Bags

In Florida cities with under 100,000 people

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Yesterday, Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami Beach, introduced a bill into Florida Legislation that if passed that would allow cities with less than 100,000 people to, "establish pilot programs for regulation or ban of disposable plastic bags," according to the Florida House of Representatives website.

If the bill is passed the municipalities would have these pilot programs run from January 1, 2016 until June 30, 2018 during which time they would, "submit reports to municipal governing body & DEP." At the end of the pilot program it also allows for "municipalities to continue such regulation or ban after the program expires under certain conditions."

Voting for the bill will take place next month. Stay tuned for more updates. [EaterWire]

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