30 Sep '14, 5pm

It’s official! #SB270, the bill to ban plastic bags in CA has been signed into law: #RiseAbovePlastics

It’s Official! CA Gov. Brown Signs Bag Ban Bill September 30 2014 | by Drew Schneier On the eve of Rise Above Plastics Month, California’s statewide ban on single-use plastic bags has become official. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 270 , the bill to ban single-use plastic bags and put a fee on paper bags. This is a historic victory that began at the grassroots level with constant pressure from local Surfrider Foundation Chapters and activists. This decision marks the first time a U.S. state has passed a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB 270 was authored by State Senators Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Before being signed into law, SB 270 passed the State Assembly on a 45 – 31 vote and then passed the State Senate on a 22 - 15 vote on August 29, 2014. “This bill is a step in the right direction – ...

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