State Supreme Court Ruling Could Force Austin To Toss Bag Ban

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The question before the court is whether bag bans qualify as “solid waste management.” It’s against state law for local governments to ban containers for that reason.

By Mose BucheleJune 15, 2018 9:30 am| , , , ,

From KUT:

A decision expected soon from the state Supreme Court could hobble Austin’s ability to regulate plastic bag litter and contamination.

At issue is the meaning of the words “solid waste management” in the Texas Health and Safety Code. The code says that local governments in Texas may not “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.”

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