Why The Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Might Be Put On Hold

Posted by Mike Confino, January 3, 2015

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The nation’s first statewide plastic bag ban will not go into effect on its summer start date if signatures submitted by the ban’s opponents Monday are verified.

A proposed ballot measure to overturn California’s ban on single-use plastic bags may appear on the state’s November ballot if the 504,760 signatures collected by the referendum’s backers are confirmed. If the measure qualifies, the ban set to take effect in July will be put on hold until voters weigh in.

In a statement released Monday, the deadline for submitting signatures, the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) — the referendum’s major backer — announced it had submitted more than 800,000 signatures from California voters.

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