Valdez and Cutter introduced House Bill 21-1162. The bill phases
out the provision of single-use plastic carryout bags and expanded polystyrene
products to customers by stores and retail food establishments beginning
September 1, 2021. It also repeals the state preemption that prohibits
local governments from regulating the use or sale of specific plastic materials
or products, and authorizes local governments to enforce violations and
impose civil penalties. Written testimony on the bill is included
as Attachment P.