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Fri Aug 29, 2014, 06:58 PM

Greg Abbott: Bag bans may violate state law

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/

[font color=green]Will he sue or will he not sue, that is the question?[/font]

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TexasTowelie Aug 2014 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 06:59 PM

1. Of C O U R SE this son of a

god dammit...how much more of this can we take

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 07:30 PM

2. The law seems to contradict its purpose.

To reduce land fill is the reason for banning plastic bags.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 07:35 PM

3. Tax them

It is not equivalent to a ban, provides revenue for environmental needs and if the tax is high enough would reduce the consumption of single-use bags

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 08:21 PM

4. Don't forget - plastic bags are made from petrolium.

 

Can't have cities respecting something silly like the environment over the rights of big oil in TX.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 09:18 AM

5. Greg Abbott is a bad lawyer

This opinion is stupid

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