Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Missed by 3 Votes
Sacramento, CA, May 30, 2013 (PBBR) - The California Senate today refused passage of Senate Bill 405. Votes were Ayes: 18, Noes: 17. To pass, the measure was required to receive 21 votes in favor.
SB 405 would have been a statewide law prohibiting California retailers from providing any type single-use carryout bag to a customer. The bill was sponsored by Senator Alex Padilla and garnered many supporters, including the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Immediately after the Senate's decision, Sen. Padilla asked for a reconsideration of the bill which was granted. So the fight is not over. The bill could be reconsidered by a Committee or the Senate floor.
The day before the vote, The CaliforniaReport.org interviewed Sen. Padilla and he explained why a statewide ban is needed.
Sen. Padilla also made a plea to fellow Senators just before the vote.Copyright © 2013 Plastic Bag Ban Report. All Rights Reserved.