In addition to charging the fee, what else do stores need to do?
~All stores must post signage indicating the per bag fee.
~All stores must document the bag fee on the printed sales receipt.
~Stores may not refund or credit the bag fee to consumers.
~Stores must maintain records of the purchase and sale of single use carry out bags for at least 3 years

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1. Why is the City of Portland requiring retailers to charge customers 5 cents per single use bag?
2. When does the ordinance take effect?
3. What types of bags are covered by this ordinance?
4. Are any bags EXEMPT from this ordinance?
5. Which stores does this ordinance apply to?
6. Which stores are exempt?
7. In addition to charging the fee, what else do stores need to do?
8. What happens to the fee?
9. Is the bag fee taxable?
10. What happens if a retailer does not comply with the ordinance?