Checkout Bag Ordinance #33-12

Ordinance amending the San Francisco Environment Code by: 1) amending Section 1702, to extend the restrictions on checkout bags from supermarkets and chain pharmacies to all retail establishments and food establishments in the City, and clarify terms; 2) adding Section 1703.5, to require stores to add a checkout bag charge of 10 cents if they provide a customer with a checkout bag; 3) amending Section 1704 to provide for outreach and education for stores and customers: 4) setting an operative date of October 1, 2012; and, 5) making environmental findings.