May 20th Hearing on New York Senate Bill That Would Preempt Local Carryout Bag Fees

New York State Senator Simcha Felder has introduced S7336, which has passed the Senate Committee "establishes a prohibition on the imposition of any tax, fee or local charge on carry out merchandise bags." The companion bill in the State Assembly is A9904. This bill is intended to preempt NYC's new #BYOBag law. A public hearing in NYC about the Senate bill is scheduled for May 20th 10am-3pm at 250 Broadway (across from City Hall in NYC). This hearing was originally scheduled for June 3rd.