SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A plastic bag ban for Sacramento will be on the City Council’s agenda on Tuesday.
The proposed ordinance would ban stores from distributing single-use plastic bags, while requiring a minimum 10-cent fee on paper bags.READ MORE: Body Of Teen Who Went Missing While Swimming In American River Found
The City Council will review the ban on Tuesday, with a possible vote coming on March 31. If approved, the ban would take effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
A similar statewide rule was approved last year by the California legislature. It was supposed to go into effect in July, but business groups gathered enough signatures to put the issue to a statewide vote in November 2016.READ MORE: UPDATE: Only 2 Drowned In Tuolumne County Swimming Hole
An appellate court upheld a plastic bag ban in San Francisco that could serve as legal precedent for bans like the one Sacramento is considering.
The Sacramento City Council has considered the ban since at least 2013.MORE NEWS: Shooting Puts Roseville Target On Lockdown