The bill would prevent cities from instituting fees or banning plastic bags and other containers at stores in Michigan.
“That caused the state legislature to become very reactionary, to put together a bill, to try to snuff out one community’s interest in making their city a more beautiful and wonderful place to live and visit,” he said.
But proponents say the consistency across the state is good for businesses.
Republican sponsor Senator Jim Stamas said, “Finding one level thing for all businesses as they have multiple places across it. Making sure again that we’re focusing on the jobs and not on the regulations.”