Waiters To Serve 6 Months In Prison For Handing Out ‘Unsolicited’ Straws?
(The article reads like satire or fake news, but it isn’t. If this bill passes and is signed, it will be a crime in the CA nanny state for a waiter to give a straw to someone who didn’t ask for it. This is a priority when there are homeless encampments, including families with children, all over the state?)
New California Bill: Waiters Will Serve 6 Months In Prison For Handing Out ‘Unsolicited’ Straws
By Caterine DeCicco January 25, 2018 at 1:24pm
A California lawmaker has introduced a new bill that would make it illegal to distribute single-use straws to consumers at restaurants unless specifically requested.
Ian Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, brought forth Assembly Bill 1884, citing environmental protection as a reason to discourage the use of “single use straws,” typically distributed with soft drinks, smoothies, and coffee, which are then disposed of after being used.
“We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon stated in a media release.
“AB 1884 is not a ban on plastic straws,” he added. “It is a small step towards curbing our reliance on these convenience products, which will hopefully contribute to a change in consumer attitudes and usage.”
Assembly Bill 1884 aims to update the California Retail Food Code.
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