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SUFFOLK: NO RETAILERS FINED UNDER BAG LAW : First year sees 12 stores in violation; all locations were cleared on reinspection

Jan 01, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

Retailers say Suffolk County's bag-fee law is working as intended, but how many are violating the law by not charging customers for bags?

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services said it has received 24 complaints about noncompliant stores since Jan. 1, 2018, when a law began requiring supermarkets, pharmacies, clothing stores and other types of retailers to charge customers 5 cents for each single-use plastic and paper bag they use to carry out their purchases.

"Twelve...