The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 005 : SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS; EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOOD SERVICE PRODUCTS; SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS; AND SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STIRRERS(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 6699)
[Section 6699 effective July 1, 2020.]
§ 6699. Application to municipal bylaws, ordinances, or charters; preemption
(a) The General Assembly finds that the requirements of this subchapter are of statewide interest and, beginning on July 1, 2020, shall be applied uniformly in the State and shall occupy the entire field of regulation of single-use plastic carryout bags; single-use, recyclable paper carryout bags; single-use plastic straws; single-use plastic stirrers; and expanded polystyrene food service products.
(b) A municipal ordinance, bylaw, or charter adopted or enacted before July 1, 2020 that regulates or addresses the use, sale, or provision of single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use recyclable paper carryout bags, single-use plastic straws, single-use plastic stirrers, or expanded polystyrene food service products is preempted by the requirements of this subchapter, and a municipality shall not enforce or otherwise implement the ordinance, bylaw, or charter. (Added 2019, No. 69, § 2, eff. July 1, 2020.)