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Fri Aug 29, 2014, 05:58 PM

Greg Abbott: Bag bans may violate state law [View all]

Bans on single-use grocery bags in Austin and at least eight other Texas cities may violate state law, Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a written opinion Friday.

The opinion, however, was far from definitive, and Abbott declined to assess the legality of ordinances adopted by individual cities.

Requested by state Rep. Dan Flynn, a conservative Republican from Northeast Texas, the opinion concluded that the bag bans appear to violate a Texas Health and Safety Code provision that was added in 1993 to encourage recycling and help cities reduce the amount of waste heading to landfills.

The provision says cities cannot “prohibit or restrict, for solid waste management purposes, the sale or use of a container or package in a manner not authorized by state law.”

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/abbott-bag-bans-may-violate-state-law/nhCGq/

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