BAN ON SINGLE–USE PLASTIC BAGS. REFERENDUM.
OFFICIAL TITLE AND SUMMARY
PREPARED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, a statute that:
- Prohibits grocery and certain other retail stores from providing single-use plastic or paper carryout bags to customers at point of sale.
- Permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags to customers, at a minimum price of 10 cents per bag.
SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST'S ESTIMATE OF NET STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FISCAL IMPACT:
- Relatively small fiscal effects on state and local governments. Minor increase of less than a million dollars annually for state administrative costs, offset by fees. Possible minor savings to local governments from reduced
litter and waste management costs.
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