Gov. DeWine Signs Bill to Temporarily Prohibit Local Bans of Auxiliary Containers

This week, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 242, which prevents local governments from putting fees or bans on the use of auxiliary containers, such as plastic bags or other types of containers often used in retail and the food and beverage industry.

HB 242 specifies that a person may use an auxiliary container for purposes of commerce or otherwise, but sunsets this specification after 12 months. The OMA supported the bill and will work to increase the length of the pre-emption in future legislation. 10/13/2020