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Lawmaker seeks to repeal 10-cent fee on paper bags in plastic-bag ban
Lawmaker seeks to repeal 10-cent fee on paper bags in plastic-bag ban

With California’s ban on plastic grocery bags likely to be put on hold by a referendum, one Southern California  lawmaker is offering his colleagues an opportunity to repeal one of the most controversial aspects of the law — a provision requiring supermarkets to charge at least 10 cents for a paper bag. But supporters of the bag ban say the new legislation cannot be heard until a referendum is decided. The bag ban, approved by the Legislature last year and signed by the governor, would take effect July 1, but a plastics industry group has submitted petitions to put a referendum on the November 2016 ballot. The group submitted 800,000 signatures -- almost 300,000 more...

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