Which stores are exempt?
~Stores at which the sale of food items makes up less than 2% of gross sales are exempt from the ordinance.
~This ordinance does not apply to restaurants.

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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?