Many news outlets are preemptively reporting that stores in New York State will be out of paper bags due to a nationwide paper bag shortage. This simply is not true. The information in the widely shared New York Post article is heavily reliant on misinterpreted information.
Violations & Penalty Fees
New York State businesses that are found to be in violation of this law for the first time will receive a written citation without a financial penalty. A second violation will result in an immediate $100 penalty. Subsequent violations are $500 per violation. These $500 penalties are unlimited and can highly impact your bottom line.