Montgomery County Council Extends Deadline for Making Changes to Bag Tax

The Montgomery County Council recently passed a resolution to give it more time to consider legislation that would scale back the bag tax to apply to only grocery stores. As reported by the Gazette,

The council approved a resolution Tuesday to give it more time to consider that bill that was proposed more than a year ago to limit the tax to only food stores with more than 2 percent gross sales from food or alcohol.

Councilman Roger Berliner — who chairs of the Transportation Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee — said he held the bill last fall because the executive branch asked for more time to experience the tax as is, to gather data and to reassess the scope of the pending change.

With the executive branch still gathering data and working on a response, the resolution will extend the deadline for voting on the legislation to July 21, 2015.

Additional information regarding Montgomery County’s bag tax can be found on Conduit Street.