New straw law creates controversy in California

There may be a new straw law. How would it affect you or your loved ones? If it passes, it would prohibit restaurants from providing plastic straws to customers who don’t ask for them. Should a server break the law, it would cost them up to a $1000 fine or possible jail time.

Thank goodness this is only in California at the moment.

AB-1884 is designed to add new language to the Retail Food section of the California Health and Safety Code. The proposed bill called Straws Upon Request is meant to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of plastic straws on the environment. The goal of the author is to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and their detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans.

He insists it’s not about criminalizing restaurants and servers.

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