Bloomberg Law
March 31, 2019, 3:26 PMUpdated: March 31, 2019, 9:44 PM

New York State Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags (1)

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

Single-use plastic bags will be banned in New York State as of March 2020 under a deal reached as part of the state’s $175.5 billion budget.

The announcement from legislative leaders on the 2019-20 spending plan came in the early hours of March 31. The deal was struck between Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Senate and Assembly majority leaders.

The legislation, part of the Transportation, Economic Development and Environmental Conservation budget bill, passed in the Assembly 100 to 42, and Senate 39 to 22, according to unofficial vote tallies. It will now go to Cuomo for ...

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