Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance effective October 28, 2019
Newtown's Ordinance was passed by the Legislative Council on June 5th, 2019.
Per the Charter 5-05 we have to do an adoption notice after we vote to approve an ordinance and it can’t go into effect until a period of time after that. The notice was in the June 14th issue of the Bee. It was noticed with the minimum 14 day period and went into effect on June 28th.
Technically the ordinance is already in effect. However, in the approved language it gives a 4 month time to allow retailers to use up their existing inventory. This is noted as the "operative date" in the ordinance. Four months from the June 28 effective date puts the operative date at October 28, 2019.
The ordinance text is posted online in the Code Book section of the town website under "new laws" and copies are available in the Town Clerks Office.
Click here to go directly to the Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.
Any further questions, please contact First Selectman’s office at 203-270-4201.