Plastic Bag Ban Passes California Assembly

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The California Assembly voted Thursday to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Lawmakers rejected the bill on Monday, but central to the reversal was a provision allowing grocery stores to offer paper or reusable bags for a minimum 10-cent fee.

Many cities and counties outside Sacramento have already enacted bag bans as evidence that the policy can be effective.

The measure now moves to the Senate floor for approval.