CAW-sponsored AB 2058 (Levine) will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday. The bill is expected to be placed on the suspense file, which will be opened later on in the week. AB 2058 would put a fee on paper and plastic bags in order to encourage the use of reusable bags.
The plastics industry recently decided to fund a public relations battle against the bill, paying for radio ads and mailers. Plastic bag ban efforts continue in dozens of municipalities across California.