AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Texas Retailers Association has dropped its lawsuit against the Austin’s so-called bag ban, the city said Monday.
The trade group filed what is called a non-suit filed with the Travis County district court.
The city's single-use carryout gag ordinance went into effect March 1. The ordinance regulates the types of bags that can be offered at retail checkouts by businesses within the city and encourages a shift to reusable bags, including more durable plastic and paper bags.
“While crafting this ordinance over the past several years, we worked with a number of stakeholders including TRA, business owners and managers, environmentalists and the general public to create a sound policy,” said Mayor Lee Leffingwell. “We now have in place a smarter way to do business with the added benefit of helping our environment.”
The retailers said in their court filing they want "to dismiss claims against the Defendant City of Austin without prejudice.”
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