California’s SB405 Supported by LA County Board of Supervisors

California’s SB405 Supported by LA County Board of Supervisors

Los Angeles, CA, May 15, 2013 (PBBR) - A plastic bag ban bill currently in the California State Legislature has received support from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.

The bill, SB405, sponsored by Senator Alex Padilla, would impose a statewide plastic bag ban in the state of California. The bill made its way through the Senate's Environmental Quality Committee last month.

The Board of Supervisor's support was announced Tuesday by Supervisor Gloria Molina.

“Over two years ago, I introduced an ordinance banning free carryout plastic bags in all unincorporated area stores,” Molina said. “Last year, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz introduced a similar motion banning single-use bags in the City of Los Angeles. I am proud to support SB 405, which would now ban plastic bags in the entire state of California.”

Molina authored Los Angeles County’s Plastic and Paper Carryout Bag Ordinance. It affected only unincorporated regions of the county. The ordinance prohibited stores from providing plastic carryout bags to customers and further required a ten-cent charge for each paper bag that customers chose to purchase.

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