The project will now go to the third step, in the Chamber of Deputies.
With 38 votes in favor, the Senate approved in particular the bill that prohibits and progressively replaces plastic bags. The initiative, which in the first instance was directed only for the Chilean Patagonia, was added a substitute indication of the Executive, which extends it to the entire national territory. The project will now go to the third step, in the Chamber of Deputies.
If enacted, the law will become effective within one year from its publication in the Official Gazette, with the exception of micro, small and medium-sized companies, in which case, the provisions of the law will become effective in the term of two years counted from its publication.
In the time that elapses between the publication of the law and the terms indicated in the previous paragraph for its validity, trade establishments may deliver a maximum of two plastic shopping bags to consumers for each purchase they make.