Tag Archives: OREGON

More States Ban Plastic Grocery Bags

During the past month, the governors of Vermont, Maine, Oregon, Delaware and Connecticut signed legislation banning single-use plastic bags and a few months earlier, on April 22, New York’s governor signed similar legislation. New York’s plastic bag ban is scheduled to take effect on March 1, 2020. The law bans most single-use plastic carry-out bags … Continue Reading

Washington and Oregon to Vote on Soda and Food Tax Bans

Washington State Initiative 1634 would ban local taxes on groceries. The initiative defines groceries as “any raw or processed food or beverage, or any ingredient thereof, intended for human consumption except alcoholic beverages, marijuana products, and tobacco. The ban would not apply to existing taxes, including Seattle’s sweetened-beverage tax (see our January 2, 2018, blog … Continue Reading

Oregon Contemplates GMO Ban

While much attention in the area of genetically modified organism (GMO) legislation has previously focused on labeling laws such as Vermont’s labeling law and, more recently, the federal GMO bill signed into law on July 29, 2016, various local jurisdictions have considered or enacted local bans on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. Earlier this month, … Continue Reading

GM Enforcement Woes

Enforcement woes threaten an Oregon county’s GMO ban. While much attention in the area of GM legislation has focused on Vermont’s labeling law, the fact remains that other U.S. jurisdictions have enacted laws in this area as well.  Specifically, local bans on the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops have been enacted in counties in Hawaii … Continue Reading
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