AUSTIN – Earlier today, the Dallas City Council overwhelmingly voted to repeal its ordinance establishing a 5-cent fee on single-use bags. Beginning next week, stores and businesses will once again be able to freely provide consumers with single-use paper and plastic bags without government interference. TPPF Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero issued the following statement:  

“The repeal of Dallas’ plastic bag ban is a major win, both in terms of protecting consumer choice and limiting local government overreach,” said Quintero. “Dallas’ plastic bag ban was not just not bad policy, but it also likely violated existing state law, as evidenced by a 2014 Attorney General advisory opinion and ongoing litigation.”
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. Quintero, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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