Are any bags EXEMPT from this ordinance?
~Bags used to carry goods to the point of sale are exempt. This includes bags provided to customers to contain bulk items such as fruit and produce. Other types of bags used by cashiers to contain products such as meat and soap are also exempt.
~Bags provided by pharmacists to contain prescription medications
~Bags brought to the store by the consumer for reuse are exempt including plastic and paper bags the consumer may have obtained previously

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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?