Will businesses be fined for noncompliance?

Yes, any food establishments or retail or grocery store distributing plastic grocery bags in violation of this bylaw shall be subject to a non-criminal disposition fine as specified in Appendix A of the Regulations for Enforcement of Town Bylaws under M.L.G. Chapter 40, Section 21D and the Bylaw for Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations. The following penalties shall apply: 1st offense, warning; 2nd offense, $50; 3rd offense $100 and appearance in front of the Board of Health; 4th and each subsequent offense $200.

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1. What is the purpose of the bylaw?
2. What is a thin-film single-use plastic bag?
3. When does the bylaw take effect?
4. Are any plastic bags allowed?
5. Will businesses be fined for noncompliance?
6. Are there any exceptions?