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State Senator Padilla Purposes Plastic Bag Ban

Posted May 15th, 2014 @ 9:39am

Three Democratic Senators are looking to institute the first statewide ban on single-use bags.

Senator Alex Padilla authored a similar bill that failed last year. This one seems to have more traction, which has prompted a new advertising campaign from plastics manufacturers.

They say the bill is a money grab by grocers, that stand to make billions of dollars, ten cents at a time. That would be the charge for paper bags or more heavy duty, re-usable plastic bags at checkout stands. The bill has cleared its first committee hearing and must pass both chambers by mid August.

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