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Public hearing on Expedited Bill 17-20, Carryout Bag Tax Suspension

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. on the following Expedited Bill:

Expedited Bill 17-20, Carryout Bag Tax Suspension, would suspend the imposition of the carryout bag tax until a certain date; and generally amend County law concerning the carryout bag tax. The Council may also consider amendments to clarify a retail establishment’s authority concerning reusable bags and generally amend County law concerning reusable bags.

Documents available at During the state of emergency related to COVID-19, public hearing testimony will be acknowledged on the record during the Council meeting. Submit testimony to or mail to County Council, 100 Maryland Ave.,
Rockville, MD 20850. For information or to express an opinion call 240-777-7900.

The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056; and FiOS channel 30. Also available live via streaming through the Council website at, Facebook Live (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil or @ConcejodelCondadodeMontgomery), or YouTube (@MoCoCouncilMD).

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Release ID: 20-129
Media Contact: Anne Brown 240-777-7925