Senate Passes Amended Auxiliary Container Pre-Emption Bill

The Ohio Senate has passed House Bill 242, legislation that is supported by the OMA and packaging manufacturers to prohibit local governments from placing fees or taxes on auxiliary containers or packaging, including bags. Last week, the Senate committee that heard the bill added an amendment that sunsets HB 242’s provisions after 12 months. The bill will go to the House for a potential concurrence vote. 5/28/2020