Plastic bags at Nassau County checkout counters would be subject to a minimum 5-cent fee under a bill backed by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and the Democratic legislative minority, which mirrors the law in Suffolk County. The bill, introduced Monday morning by Legis. Debra Mule (D-Freeport), targets single-use, carryout plastic bags in an effort to encourage shoppers to bring reusable bags to stores. The law would take effect Jan. 31, 2019. Credit: News 12 Long Island