For five sessions, Texas lawmakers introduced bills to forbid local ordinances on single-use bags. Every session, bag advocates were able to defeat those bills.
However, in June 2018, the Texas Supreme Court struck down bag ordinances passed by local governments based on their interpretation of the Texas Solid Waste Disposal Act.
In 2019, the Texas Legislature can revise that law and allow local options for addressing the pollution from single-use bags. To that end, State Rep. Gina Hinojosa introduced House Bill 514. Contact lawmakers today in support of HB 514.