In 2008, the Florida Legislature modified the Resource Recovery and Management (Chapter 403.7033 F.S.) to prevent local governments from enacting any rule, ordinance or regulation that would prohibit or restrict the use of plastic bags.  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is holding public hearings on the topic and will submit a report with conclusions and recommendations
regarding the regulation of plastic bags to the Florida Legislature, no later than February 1, 2010.

Comments concerning the regulation of retail plastic bags can be made at: