California bill would make it illegal for servers to hand out plastic straws unless asked

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January 30, 2018

A California lawmaker is facing criticism for a bill that, if passed, would make it illegal for servers to offer plastic straws unless asked.

The law makes providing a straw without being asked punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

The bill was introduced by Majority Leader Ian Calderon last week.

The law wouldn’t apply to bars or fast-food restaurants, but only to sit-down restaurants.

Calderon said the law would eventually be amended to eliminate the extremely harsh penalties.

Calderon says the bill is aimed at reducing the environmental damage from plastic that winds up in landfills, waterways and ocean.

Still, critics have scorned the bill, calling it government overkill.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Maxx says:

    And we all know that the jackass of a governor “Moonbeam” will approve it. Maybe a boycott of “eating out” would be a good way to teach politicians to mind their own damn business.

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