This week Reps. George Lang (R-West Chester Township) and Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) introduced House Bill 625, which would prohibit a local government from imposing a tax or a fee on auxiliary containers, such as a paper or plastic bag or foam container.
This legislation is a companion to the previously introduced Senate Bill 210. The OMA supports both pieces of legislation.
In testimony prepared for Senate Bill 210 OMA wrote, “But when local jurisdictions enact restrictions on product content, or on labeling of products, or on taxing of certain products, it makes it very difficult for compliance in today’s global economy. As such the OMA routinely advocates to mitigate locally-imposed restrictions or taxes. In many cases these types of regulations are most appropriately adopted at the federal government level so as to not disadvantage businesses in one state over businesses in another state.” 5/3/2018