Prince George’s County’s House Delegation met over the weekend to review legislation for consideration during the upcoming session. As reported by the Washington Post:
Prince George’s volunteer firehouses want to hold poker games. Water authority commissioners want a raise. And the push is on for a 5-cent bag tax, more wine and beer sales in grocery stores, and turf fields for public high schools.
Among other priorities, the Delegation plans to try “to secure a funding plan for a proposed $600 million regional hospital to replace Prince George’s Hospital Center and finding ways to alleviate traffic near National Harbor before the new outlet mall and casino come to the area.”
With respect to the bag tax, members of the Delegation are expecting the bill to have more support this session. As reported by Gazette.net:
The bill would allow the County Council, which has supported the measure in the past, to impose a fee for the use of disposable bags at retail stores. Fees of 5 cents per bag already are in place in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County.