Supporters of the state's plastic bag ban are again asking Attorney General Kamala Harris to review signature-gathering tactics of those looking to repeal the law.
The group "Californians against Waste" is asking Harris to review signature gathering practices being described as deceptive.
"We've been contacted by a number of voters in California, including those in the Sacramento area, who were approached by paid signature gatherers who alluded that signing the petition would actually advance rather than repeal a ban on plastic bags," Spokesman Mark Murray said.
Murray says Secretary of State Alex Padilla declined to review the complaint because of a conflict of interest.
"He was involved in the passage of the original law. He was the author of the legislation banning plastic bags," Murray said.
Murray says ban supporters aren't afraid of having the issue go to the ballot.
They just think it's important for the integrity of the process to have voters be told the truth.