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File #: 19-0994    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Tabled
File created: 6/13/2019 In control: Law
On agenda: 6/18/2019 Final action:
Title: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT TITLE VIII BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 36 ENTITLED USE OF PLASTIC BAGS PROHIBITED. Deferred 6PSF-g 080719 Deferred 6PSF-c 090519 Deferred 6PSF-b 091819 Deferred 6PSF-b 100219 Deferred 6PSF-b 101619 Deferred 6PSF-b 110719 Failed 6PSF-b 111819
Related files: 19-1430
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12/4/20191 Municipal Council TabledPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/18/20191 Municipal Council closed on public hearing and adoptedFail Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/7/20191 Municipal Council maintained on public hearing and deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/16/20191 Municipal Council maintained on public hearing and deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
10/2/20191 Municipal Council maintained on public hearing and deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
9/18/20191 Municipal Council    Not available Meeting details Video Video
9/5/20191 Municipal Council maintained on public hearing and deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
8/7/20191 Municipal Council maintained on public hearing and deferredPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/10/20191 Municipal Council Adopted on first readingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/18/20191 Municipal Council advanced to first readingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT TITLE VIII BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY ADDING A NEW CHAPTER 36 ENTITLED USE OF PLASTIC BAGS PROHIBITED.
Deferred 6PSF-g 080719
Deferred 6PSF-c 090519
Deferred 6PSF-b 091819
Deferred 6PSF-b 100219
Deferred 6PSF-b 101619
Deferred 6PSF-b 110719
Failed 6PSF-b 111819
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WHEREAS, single-use checkout bags create significant litter problems in Newark neighborhoods and also littler parks and sewer systems; and

WHEREAS, the broad use of single-use carryout bags and their disposal creates an impediment to achievement of Newark's environmental goals; and

WHEREAS, the production and disposal of single-use checkout bags has significant environmental impacts including the contamination of the environment, the depletion of natural resources, use of non-renewable polluting fossil fuels and the increased clean-up and disposal costs; and

WHEREAS, of all single-use carryout bags, plastic carryout bags have the greatest impact on litter and marine life; and

WHEREAS, the reduction in the use of disposable plastic carryout bags help to protect the marine environment, advance solid waste reduction, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep waterways clean; and

WHEREAS, studies document that banning plastic carryout bags will dramatically reduce the use of plastics bags and increase customers' use of reusable bags; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council finds that the reduction in the use of disposable plastic carryout bags by retail establishments in the City of Newark is a public benefit; and

WHEREAS, the Municipal Council desires to reduce the number of disposable plastic carryout bags that are being used, discarded and littered and to promote the use of reusable carryout bags and recyclable paper bags by retail establishments located within the City of Newark.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL CO...

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