California Considers Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTLA) — A bill to ban single-use plastic bags in California took another step toward becoming law this week.

The California State Assembly Committee on Natural Resources voted to approve A-B 158.

The approval sets the stage for a vote on the assembly floor later this session.

The bill would ban single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug and convenience stores statewide.

This bill follows a failed attempt last year to ban single-use plastic bags.

San Francisco, Los Angeles and several other California cities have already imposed local bans.

Some people opposed to the ban say reusable bags spread bacteria and can make people sick. But health officials say such claims are unfounded.

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