Bill Information:  House Bill 1247 would require specified stores to charge a 5-cent fee on plastic carryout bags

Why This Is Important:  Many states and municipalities have either outright banned the use of plastic bags, or currently charge a fee for each bag a customer uses.  This can result in less litter, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, and added revenue for the state.

What You Should Do:  Contact your Maryland legislators and ask them to support this important bill.