(KTLA) The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic ban was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.
The bill, which was authored by Democratic state Sen. Alex Padilla of Pacoima, will prohibit grocery stores and pharmacies from handing out single-use plastic bags starting on July 1, 2015, according to a news release.
Convenience and liquor stores will be required to phase out the bags beginning on July 1, 2016.
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