#84 – Plastic Bag Fee

Starting next year, yet another tax you had no say about will go into effect. This one is a 10-cent plastic bag fee that starts on January 1, 2023- right after the election. Jared Polis signed a law, HB 21-1162, banning stores from using plastic bags and plastic foam containers often used for carryout. The fee starts a year before the ban itself starts. The law allows local governments, who are in charge of enforcing the bans, to enact stricter bans than the state if they wish. The state has recommended fining stores that don’t comply.