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Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and Yili said
Using plastic shopping bags can damage the environment and increase waste.
Disposal fees in cities across the Commonwealth.
They also believe that the HB1071 act would violate the right of the city to manage its own affairs.
These cities and several associations representing them called on state House members to reject the bill, but the effort failed in April 25 when it was passed by 102 votes.
This measure will now be submitted to the Senate for consideration.
The act \"prohibits the political sector from imposing bans, charges, surcharges or taxes on plastic bags at the point of sale\", but does not prevent retailers from taking their own measures to reduce the use of plastic bags.
It was supported by most Republicans and opposed by most Democrats,
Sponsored by a representative.
House Democrat Mike Hanna is trying to protect the work of the plastic bag maker Novolex in his central county.
\"It is very important for us to pass this legislation to ensure that we maintain our work in our region,\" Hannah\'s spokeswoman Samantha Lockhart said . \".
\"By taxing plastic bags, this will eliminate hundreds of jobs in our region.
We focus on work and family.
Maintaining a career-this is the goal of our legislation.
Lockhart said in a statement on April 25 that the bill would encourage plastic bags to be recycled, but did not mention that the bill was intended to prevent local authorities from banning plastic bags or taxing them.
\"I rotated the language in the press release to make it sound more positive than talking about taxes,\" Lockhart said . \".
\"If they impose a ban or tax on plastic bags, it will prevent people from using them and thus recycle them. ”Rep.
Craig Vitali, a Democratic personality from Montgomery and Delaware, said he voted against the bill because plastic bags clogged the sewers, filled the landfill and polluted the ocean, because municipalities should have the right to make their own rules regarding the use of luggage.
\"Municipalities should have the tools and autonomy to make independent decisions to deal with local issues,\" he said . \".
\"Garbage is a local problem, the blockage of rainwater and sewer is a local problem, and the landfill capacity is a local problem.
Now the municipalities are in a position to do this and this bill will deprive them of their rights.
Vitali said: \"Although these cities have failed to convince most House members to reject the bill, they are expected to call again when it enters the Senate.
According to the national propaganda organization \"plastic ban bag Report\", the United States 165S.
There is some form of legislation in the city to restrict the use of plastic shopping bags.
These cities include Washington, D. C. , where the use of plastic bags has dropped about twice.
More than 30 years after the implementation of Aetna in 2010.
There has been a greater reduction in Boulder, Colorado.
San Jose, California.
Supporters say residents are encouraged to bring reusable shopping bags to supermarkets.
But supporters of the bill say there is no evidence that these measures are effective and they say they put a burden on the poor and they may have to paybag fee.
A summary of the act said: \"Studies conducted in these cities and states show that plastic bag bans or taxes have no effect on retail bag waste . \".
In Philadelphia, the city council urged state lawmakers to vote against the bill, arguing that it would limit the city\'s ability to tax and charge its own problems.
\"By prohibiting potential sources of income from funding valuable initiatives such as waste removal, HB1071 further contacted the hands of the municipalities, and brought to individuals and businesses paying the property tax a larger council wrote in a letter dated April 20.
City Council spokesman Jane Rowe said city councillor Mark squera had proposed a plastic bag bill in 2015, but did not support putting it to the vote.
Nevertheless, she said that all members of parliament opposed the actions of state members to restrict local authority.
\"No matter where they are, members of the city council agree
\"Buying bills is unfair and counter-productive,\" Roh said . \".
Also opposed to the bill is the Pittsburgh City Council, whose president, Bruce Claus, wrote to state councillors the day before the House vote, arguing that states should support local efforts to reduce waste.
\"Implementing a plan to reduce the use of plastic bags and encourage recycling reduces the chances that plastic bags will live longer than all of us, filling landfill sites in the coming decades,\" Kraus wrote . \".
The Penn municipal union also wrote against the bill, saying it did not understand why the bill excluded retailers from the proposed ban on tax on plastic bags in cities.
It believes that if a large retail chain decides to charge bags or stop using them altogether, more manufacturing and recycling work will be affected than any municipality doing so.
Republican Majority spokesman Jenn Kocher said the bill would be submitted to the appropriate committee in the Senate.
\"We are interested in looking at the House proposal,\" she said . \".
It is not clear whether the government
The representative said that Tom Wolfe would sign or veto the bill if it arrived at his desk. Vitali.
He said opponents are most concerned that the measure will be widely adopted in the coming weeks.
A wide range of budget bills, such as fiscal regulations, may increase the chances of governors signing.