AB 1884 (Calderon) - Straws Upon Request

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Summary: In an effort to stop plastic pollution and reduce the overwhelming amount of single-use plastic Californian's consume on a daily basis, Assembly Bill 1884 would require sit-down restaurants in California to forgo the automatic distribution of straws in every drink, and instead only provide a straw when it is requested by the customer. 

Position & Status: CAW supports the bill.

  • Introduced January 17, 2018
  • Amended February 5, 2018 to move bill provisions to a stand-alone code section, not subjected to health code violations. 
  • Amended April 16, 2018 to exempt order-at-the-counter restaurants and include a maximum calendar-year penalty of $300.
  • Passed Assembly Natural Resources Committee on April 26, 2018. Watch the hearing and CAW's testimony at 7:03.
  • Next Step: Awaiting consideration in Assembly Appropriations Committee. 


CAW Staff Contact: Kelly McBee, (916) 443-5422

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