by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
From Carolina Journal:
Apex attorney Paul “Skip” Stam, a Republican who was House speaker pro tem before retiring from the legislature in 2016, circulated a memo to General Assembly members on the constitutionality of Session Law 2009-163. In it he argues the law violates several items in the North Carolina Constitution.
The ban, enacted in 2009, allows retailers in the covered areas to use only paper bags made of recyclable material or reusable bags.
Previous attempts to remove the ban have failed, but lawmakers may try again before the end of the year.
On what does Stam base his view? Read on here.