AB 1998, the bill to ban single-use plastic bags, has passed the California State Assembly. Next, the bill heads to the state Senate, and if it passes, California will become the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic bags. Read the text of AB 1998 and why California needs this bill.
According to Dan Jacobson, the legislative director of Environment California, which has undergone a massive campaign to help pass the bill, AB 1998 passed narrowly in the Assembly, with the minimum required number of votes. That means public support has been and will continue to be crucial to making this bill law. It’s all about consumers; if we the consumer are willing to make a change, we really can make a positive impact on the environment.