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Plastic Bag Reduction

This is Subtitle 16 of the Baltimore City Code, titled “Plastic Bag Reduction.” It is part of Article 15, titled “Licensing and Regulation.” It contains 12 laws.

Editor's Note: In the 1950 City Code, the then-provisions of this subtitle were codified as Article 38, §§47 through 58 {“Licenses and Numbers”}. In the 1966 Code (legalized by Ord. 66-774, effective April 18, 1966), those provisions, as amended in the intervening years, were recodified as Article 31, §§60 through 73 {“Licenses and Numbers”}. In the same year, however, Ord. 66-887 was enacted, effective October 29, 1966, to repeal all of Article 38, §§47 through 58 of the 1950 Code and to ordain a new §49 under the new subtitle “Licenses for Vehicles and Vessels”. Neither of the 1966 enactments gave effect to the other. Whether Ord. 66-887 was ever given effect is uncertain. That it was soon forgotten, though, is quite evident: In 1975, the Mayor and City Council enacted Ord. 75-881, which amended Article 31, §§ 60 through 73 of the 1966 Code (the same provisions as those that had been repealed by Ord. 66-887) and recodified them as Article 15, §§92 through 105 under the current subtitle designation “Carriages, Wagons, Boats and Scows”. This recodification conforms to the later enactment, Ord. 75-881 (and subsequent amendments), and does not purport to give effect to the long-lost Ord. 66-887.
§ 16-1 D
efinitions.
§ 16-2
Purpose of subtitle.
§ 16-3
Rules and regulations.
§ 16-4
{Reserved}
§ 16-5
Limitations on checkout bags.
§ 16-6
{Reserved}
§ 16-7
Plastic Bag Reduction Program – Establishment and enrollment.
§ 16-8
Plastic Bag Reduction Program – Requirements.
§ 16-9
{Reserved}
§ 16-10
Injunctive relief.
§ 16-11
Enforcement by citation.
§ 16-12
{Reserved}