What happens if you do not comply?
If it is determined that a violation of the single-use plastic bag ban ordinance has occurred, the Mayor's designee (who is the Health Department Inspectors) shall issue a warning notice for the initial violation.

If an additional violation of the ordinance has occurred within one year after a warning notice has been issued for an initial violation, the Mayor's designee shall issue a notice of violation and shall impose a penalty against the retail establishment.

The penalty for each violation that occurs after the issuance of the warning notice shall be no more than: 1) $50 for the first offense; 2) $100 for the second offense and all subsequent offenses. No more than one penalty shall be imposed upon a retail establishment within a seven-calendar-day period.

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1. What is a single use plastic bag?
2. Who is affected by this ordinance?
3. When does this ordinance take effect?
4. What types of bags can I use?
5. Are there exemptions?
6. What happens if you do not comply?