Between 2013-2017 Environmental Organizations in NYC tried to pass a 5¢ fee on Carry Out Bags . Here's some arguments heard that time :
But the Senate in Albany, working with Plastic bag Industry lobbies Fought back with a preemption Bill :
Unfortunately despite New Yorkers efforts, calls, emails & tweets to keep the Byobag law, the Preemption bill passed.
Nontheless Governor Cuomo has decided to create a task Force to keep the PlasticBag Pollution discussion on ....So Stay tuned for Round 2!