Plastic-bag ban goes to California governor

A bill banning single-use carryout plastic bags statewide is headed to California Gov. Jerry Brown following Friday’s passage by the state Senate, a day after the state Assembly also voted in favor of it.

Brown will have until Sept. 30 to either sign or veto the bill. If signed, the bill would make California the first state to completely ban plastic bags.

More than 100 cities and counties in California have previously enacted bans on single-use carryout plastic bags. The

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