Grass Valley, Nevada City Add ‘Plastic Bag Charge’

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Wednesday night into Thursday morning, California ushered in a new year and more than 900 new laws.

One law that has a big impact on many families is the plastic bag ban.

If you live in Grass Valley or Nevada City, it will cost you more money at the register if you don't bring your own bags.

The two cities have decided that people must pay money as a punishment for not bringing their own bags. The cities are trying to cut down on the number of bags that get thrown away, or discarded on the side of the road.

Many shoppers forgot about the new law and had sticker shock when they realized the bags they were used to getting to hold their groceries now cost money.

While most of the people we spoke with were frustrated by the law, others were happy to see if finally law.

"My wife and I go around when we take our walk and pick up trash, so, yeah, it will make it prettier, I think," shopper Doc Docdach said.

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