- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Legislature has passed two measures revising state law to get around a lawsuit over bans on plastic bags and disposable products.

The law originally passed last session prevents cities from banning disposable products and blocks cities from requiring business owners to report energy consumption.

Rep. Warren Petersen sponsored last year’s bill and is now sponsoring legislation that splits the provisions into two separate measures.

The lawsuit filed on behalf of Tempe city council member Lauren Kuby claims the law violates a state constitutional provision requiring each bill to have a single subject.

The Legislature passed House Bill 2130 and 2131 passed Monday.

Kuby says she plans to re-file the lawsuit focusing on a provision that allows charter cities to pass laws without government oversight.

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