Sen. Jen Metzger, D-Rosendale, Ulster County, speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol on Wed., March 27, 2019. Jon Campbell, Albany Bureau
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York is set to become the second state in the country, after California, to ban plastic shopping bags, but it will be up to New York’s counties and cities whether to charge a fee for paper.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic lawmakers have reached a deal to as part of the state’s $175 billion budget, which is scheduled for a vote on Sunday.
Here’s how the ban will work and when it would go into effect:
What kind of bags will be banned?
New York’s ban